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As our technical expertise grows, in terms of interpreting brain
waves to control hardware (such as the linked telepresence
behooves us to consider other sources of brain waves than our
own. It is widely known that dolphins have highly capable
not the first to suggest giving dolphins robotic hands,
I'm suggesting something somewhat different here. A
telepresence robot is an entire body that is remotely controlled.
If it was controlled by brain waves, then in theory the brain
control all sorts of things that an ordinary biological body lacks.
For example, in terms of humans controlling such a robot, what
the robot was a flying drone? Your body can't fly, but you could
mentally tell the drone to move forward or left or ....
So, if a brainwave-controlled telepresence robot for a dolphin
was equipped with arms
and manipulators, what might the dolphin do with them? To Be
Determined, of course!
Primitive telepresence robot
Not yet controlled by brain waves, but this art can only improve with time. Think about all those quadraplegics out there! [Vernon, Jan 14 2017]
and Thanks for All the Fish [popbottle, Jan 14 2017]
||Great .... this ain't gonna help the queues in the fish-and-chip shops, [Vern] ...
||Octopuses are fairly intelligent too, also, as well. If it were
possible to connect the bit of a brain that wants to do
something and sees whether it is done or not yet to another
body that does the something in question, you could
connect a dolphin to an octopus by some form of mental
executive control layer. The dolphin would control the
octopus, thus giving it a manipulable ability.
||I was hoping it would be a set of robotic dolphins in two places. Each would copy the motions and sounds of the dolphin on the other side of the world.