Brain-robot interfaces using spatial tactile BCI paradigms symbiotic brain-robot applications

Tomasz M. Rutkowski, Kensuke Shimizu, Takumi Kodama, Peter Jurica, Andrzej Cichocki

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Two novel approaches to a direct brain-robot interface using tactile brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies are presented in the paper. We propose to utilize two previously developed by our team stimulus driven BCI paradigms, which are based on tactile pin pressure and full body vibrotactile modalities. The user intentions are decoded from the brainwaves in real time and translated to a symbiotic humanoid robot NAO navigation. A communication protocol between the BCI output and the robot is realized in a symbiotic brain-robot communication scenario using an user datagram protocol (UDP). Results obtained from healthy users reproducing simple brain-robot control tasks support the research hypothesis of the possibility to interact with robotic devices using sym- biotic BCI technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymbiotic Interaction - 4th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2015, Proceedings
EditorsJonathan Freeman, Anna Spagnolli, Benjamin Blankertz, Giulio Jacucci, Luciano Gamberini, Anna Spagnolli
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319249162
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction, Symbiotic 2015 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 7 Oct 20158 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction, Symbiotic 2015


  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Brain-robot interfaces
  • Symbiotic brain-robot interaction


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