Project Description

Our brain can readily learn to control new actions with our effectors/limbs, but can it also learn to control new limbs in addition to our current ones? Answering this question will clarify an individual brain’s neuronal limits, for functional augmentation with brain-machine interface (BMI) systems and of plasticity after brain damage. This JSPS (Kakenhi 'houga')multi-disciplinary project with the University of Electro-communication in Tokyo will provide a crucial understanding of the unused capabilities of the human brain in regard to effector control and will enable a human to use this capability to incorporate an additional artificial limb naturally into his body schema.

Title Authors Conference/Book Year bib pdf
Beyond Watching: Action understanding by humans and its implications for interacting robots G. Ganesh, T. Ikegami Dance Notations and Robot Motion, in the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics 2016
Embodiment of a humanoid robot avatar is preserved during partial and delayed control L. Aymerich-Franch, D. Petit, G. Ganesh, A. Kheddar IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, ARSO 2015
The role of functionality in the body model for self-attribution L. Aymerich-Franch, G. Ganesh Neuroscience Research 2015