Remote Navigation of Turtle by Controlling Instinct Behavior via Human Brain-computer Interface

Cheol-Hu Kim, Bongjae Choi, Dae-Gun Kim, Serin Lee, Sungho Jo, Phill-Seung Lee
2016 Journal of Bionic Engineering  
Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) techniques have advanced to a level where it is now eliminating the need for hand-based activation. This paper presents a novel attempt to remotely control an animal's behavior by human BCI using a hybrid of Event Related Desynchronization (ERD) and Steady-State Visually Evoked Potential (SSVEP) BCI protocols. The turtle was chosen as the target animal, and we developed a head-mounted display, wireless communication, and a specially designed stimulation device for
more » ... the turtle. These devices could evoke the turtle's instinctive escape behavior to guide its moving path, and turtles were remotely controlled in both indoor and outdoor environments. The system architecture and design were presented. To demonstrate the feasibility of the system, experimental tests were performed under various conditions. Our system could act as a framework for future human-animal interaction systems.
doi:10.1016/s1672-6529(16)60322-0 fatcat:frrbbv52cvcb5ob2zwdeqwskaa