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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


Innovative Computing Group Seminar: From Bio to BCI: extending human physical and mental capabilities

Presented by Daniela Romano, UCL
20 November 2019 14:00 in E102

Imagine a world where we can think about moving a robotic arm and it happens. Play a video game by thinking about moving our arm or leg (without actually doing it). A pair of shoes that adapts to your fatigue. A situation in which you feel exhausted and your synthetic companion takes over the task following your commands. How close are we to use our bodily signals as a main stream interface? Science fiction or Virtual Reality? Or just a new but real possibility to interact with our digital world?
Daniela will present how studying the human, and with the help of technology and AI, we are able to enhance and extend the human capacities. We are a step closer to the bionic human, where biological and machine-made elements can provide additional powers to our capacities. Implications on our cognitive capacities and are behaviour will be also discussed.

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