H29: BMI and Robotics

Paper Submission for H29

SMC2018:H29 submission site (external site)


Brain machine interfaces (BMIs) to connect human brains and robots are attracting much attention in recent years. In particular, BMI robotics technologies such as brain-controlled exoskeleton or wheelchair robots have great potential to assist, restore or recover motor functions of patients who lost movement capabilities. On the other hand, BMI robotics frameworks can possibly be used to augment human motor functions. For example, an additional robotic limb controlled by user’s brain activities would allow humans to acquire novel manipulation skills. Furthermore, as a futuristic extension, BMI may be eventually used for avatar control. In this special session, we discuss state-of-the-art BMI robotics technologies.
The list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • ​BMI for assistive device control
  • ​BMI for android control
  • ​BMI for wheelchair control
  • ​BMI rehabilitation
  • Human-robot interface technologies towards BMI

Session Chairs

  • Jun Morimoto (xmorimo@atr.jp),
    ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International), Japan
  • Masayuki Hirata (mhirata@nsurg.med.osaka-u.ac.jp),
    Osaka University, Japan
  • Tiago H. Falk (falk@emt.inrs.ca),
    INRS-EMT (Institut national de la recherche scientifique), Canada
  • Yoshinori Yamakawa,
    JST, ImPACT, Japan