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EMU IEEE Student Chapter Develops Mind-Controlled Robotic System

EMU IEEE Student Chapter Develops Mind-Controlled Robotic System
Published Date: Friday, 1 June 2018

Eastern Mediterranean University Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Student Chapter has added another remarkable achievement to their existing ones through their participation in one of the largest robotics competition, Robotex 2018, with their mind controlled robot system. EMU IEEE Student Chapter formerly participated in IEEE Region 8 Acceleration Program and represented EMU at the said organisation with the training they provided.

Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison are among notable founders of IEEE, a reputable organisation which boasts over 430 thousand members in 160 countries. IEEE’s EMU Student Chapter formerly received an award for the training they offered under the title of  “Robotic Operating System”. Having organised numerous seminars, training sessions, career and technical trip organisations, EMU IEEE Student Chapter participated in IEEE Region 8 Acceleration Program and provided training on “Robotics Operation System”, for which they received the second place award within Region 8 in the “University Education Category”.

Mind-Controlled Robotic System Developed

IEEE EMU Student Chapter Robotic Team developed a Mind-Controlled Robotic System with the support they received from EMU Rector’s Office and Electrical and Electronic Department. Through the software platform they developed on the Robotic Operation System, the team analyzed the signals they received from the brain sensor and created an infrastructure that could control different functions, providing a controllable robot capable of performing many different functions and controlling the humanoid robot, which is the NAO Robot. Through the developed system, the electrical brain waves generated during different brain functions are detected by a sensor and classified by Artificial Intelligence algorithms after being encoded by Digital Signal Processing methods. After the classification process, it is possible to realize the desired movements on the robot by wirelessly transferring the electrical decision signals corresponding to different functions.

IEEE EMU Student Chapter Robotic Team paid a visit to EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam with the Chair of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department Prof. Dr. Hasan Demirel. During the said visit the team asked for support regarding their participation in the largest robotics competition of the world, Robotex 2018.

The Team to Compete in Robotex

Visiting EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam in his office at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, 28 May 2018, IEEE EMU team provided information on their project which received Prof. Dr. Osam’s appreciation. Among those present at the said meeting were Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Özkaramanlı and Rector’s Coordinator Assist. Prof. Dr. Arif Akkeleş. At the end of the visit, Prof. Dr. Osam expressed the university’s full support regarding the team’s participation in Robotex 2018’s “Mind-Control Category” in November 2018.