Complex Systems

Robot Control through Brain-Computer Interface
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Paola Belluomo*
Maide Bucolo†
Luigi Fortuna‡
Mattia Frasca§
University of Catania, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica
Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
*paola.belluomo@dieei.unict.it
maide.bucolo@dieei.unict.it
lfortuna@diees.unict.it
§mfrasca@diees.unict.it

Abstract

A brain-computer interface (BCI) system processes and translates neuronal signals, mainly from electroencephalogram (EEG) instruments, into commands for controlling electronic devices. This system can allow people with motor disabilities to control external devices through the real-time modulation of their brain waves. An EEG-based BCI system that allows creative luminous artistic representations is presented here. The system that has been designed and created in our laboratory combines the BCI2000 platform, which performs real-time analysis of EEG signals, with moving luminescent twin robots. Experiments are also presented.