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A robot that we "lend our brains" to move

This is presented in IEEE, a robot developed by MIT that is capable of imitating the movements of a human to repeat them using a much greater force.

These are HERMES, 45 kilos of a robot bipedal with a size very similar to that of humans, connected with sensors to an exoskeleton so that it is possible to imitate movements, without autonomy, without intelligence, only a mass of steel muscles used by the human brain to move.

The utility is obvious: helping to perform rescue tasks, for example, lifting objects or breaking barriers with his force, taking advantage of the precision of his copied movements, although he is also capable of picking up small objects without problems.

Regarding the control interface, it has cameras so that the human who controls it can see exactly the same as the robot, as well as a balance system that allows the human to know the force to be applied at all times. thanks to a feedback received in a belt of strength. This means that if the robot is about to lose its balance for any reason, the human detects it and performs the appropriate movement to compensate for it and avoid falling. This system is called Balance Feedback Interface (BFI).

Here you play the video showing its possibilities: