... the DLR robot's slow and methodical coaching phase which also involved a brain transplant for American patient Cathy Hutchinson. Now, however, Vogel says the results are conclusive proof that robots can be controlled by human thought alone.
Mr Vogel was the only scientist allowed in the room during the thought-steered robot experiments with Ms Hutchinson in the USA last year. He considers the tests, the results of which were recently published in the science magazine, Nature, as some of his most memorable work to date.
"It was a special moment for everyone when it finally worked," the DLR scientist told Deutsche Welle at the 7th German Conference on Robotics (ROBOTIK 2012) in Munich.
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