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Mind-Controlled Telepresence Robots Could Restore Mobility to the Disabled

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Telepresence robot

A user who is disabled controls the robot from his hospital bed over 200 kilometres away.

Credit: Alain Herzog/EPFL

It may not be able to do grocery shopping or hang out laundry to dry, but a project involving current telepresence technology could help people with limited mobility get around in the form of a robotic avatar.

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