Beaming to and brain control over a robot body

Sameer Kishore

It has been shown that with appropriate multisensory stimulation an illusion of owning an artificial object as part of their own body can be induced in people. In our research, we aimed to apply a full body ownership illusions in the context of humanoid robots, and develop real-world applications where this technology could be beneficial. In this talk, I will describe the system that we have developed, where a participant is embodied in a humanoid robot that is present in a different physical location, and can use this robotic body to interact with the remote environment as if they were physically present in that location. Specifically, the focus of this talk will be on two applications – one that allowed a participant to be in multiple destinations simultaneously, and the second where a participant was able to control a remote robot via BCI.