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.

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.