Even though James Cameron’s movie Avatar is still a few weeks away from opening, there already exist real-life systems for controlling another body remotely. UW CSE’s Raj Rao has developed an elegant mind-controlled robot that takes care of the boring, low-level stuff so the controller can concentrate on more interesting, higher level goals. The little humanoid bot is controlled by the human brain. By measuring electric signals through the surface of the skull (no surgery required), you can command the robot to perform a simple task.
Read the Wired UK post here. Read the Singularity Hub post here.