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A self-paced online BCI for mobile robot control

Geng, T and Gan, JQ and Hu, H (2010) 'A self-paced online BCI for mobile robot control.' International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, 2 (1-2). 28 - 35. ISSN 1756-8412

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This paper presents the design and online experiments of a self-paced online brain-computer interface (BCI) for controlling a simulated robot in an indoor environment. Three one-vs-rest linear discriminant analysis (LDA) classifiers are combined to control the switching between automatic control (AC) and subject control (SC) modes. The hierarchical structure of the controller allows the most reliable class (mental task) in a specific subject to play a dominant role in the robot control. A group of simple rules triggered by local sensor signals are designed for safety and obstacle avoidance in the AC mode. Due to the intuitive nature of the controller and the small number of AC rules, a subject has much flexibility and full control of the robot. Online experiments have shown that subjects successfully control the robot to circumnavigate obstacles and reach some specified targets in separate rooms by motor imagery of their hands and feet. © 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2012 11:18
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 00:16

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