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Brain-computer interfaces for enhanced human-robot interaction

15. Jänner 2019, 12.00 Uhr Interface Culture Lecture Room, Domgasse 1, 3.OG, DO.03.27

Interface Cultures lädt zum Gastvortrag von Maryam Alimardani.

Future interaction between the machines and humans requires a high level of awareness from the user's side and automatic
communication of the user's commands and mental states to the machines. My research bridges the fields of brain-computer interfaces, robotics, and cognitive science by developing adaptive BCI systems that enhance the human-machine interaction and increase the human cognitive capacities. In the past, I focused on the sense of embodiment that operators experienced during BCI-operation of a humanlike robot and introduced a new neurofeedback training paradigm that could improve their learning of a motor imagery task. Currently, I am working on the development of BCI-controlled robots/avatars that monitor the user's brain activities in real time and perform a user-specific therapeutic intervention.
 
Maryam Alimardani
is an assistant professor in the Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Tilburg University. She completed her PhD in Osaka University, Japan, and continued her work as a post-doc researcher in Tokyo University until 2017. Her research interests involve brain-computer interfacing and human-robot interaction.

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