Robots Controlled By Your Mind

NOVEMBER 15, 2019

Dr. Jose Contreras-Vidal

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
BRAIN Center, University of Houston

What is the talk about?

Can robots be controlled with only your mind? Dr. Contreras-Vidal shares his research in developing prosthetics and machine interfaces that can be completely controlled by a person’s thoughts. He explores the secrets of the brain while using neuroscience and engineering to develop solutions that will help rehabilitate patients with mobility impairments. Registration opens three weeks prior to the event date.

About our presenter

Dr. Jose Contreras-Vidal

Dr. Jose Contreras-Vidal

Jose  Contreras-Vidal (IEEE Fellow), is a biomedical engineer and director of the BRAIN Center at the University of Houston, where he develops brain-machine interfaces and wearable exoskeletons to restore motor function in individuals with motor disabilities. His work at the nexus of art and science is opening new windows to study the neural basis of human creativity in children and adults while informing neural interfaces.


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Schedule & Location

November 15, 2019
5:30-6:40 PMCool ActivitiesFoyer, LBJ Auditorium, UT Campus
7:00 - 8:15 PMTalkLBJ Auditorium, UT Campus

Parking & Directions

LBJ Auditorium, UT Campus
The LBJ Auditorium is located on 2313 Red River Street. Attendees may park at San Jacinto Garage (SJG) at the discounted rate of $4. Please bring your parking ticket from the garage to the event. Parking staff will sell discounted parking passes from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Only cash and checks will be accepted. Metered parking is also available from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. along Dean Keeton Street.