Scientist in Herzliya, Israel have developed an 'Avatar'-like computer interface that enabled a droid that was 1800 miles away to be moved using brain waves.

Researchers from the Advanced Virtuality Lab at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, just got one step step closer to creating an actual Avatar-like computer interface. As in the Hollywood movie by James Cameron, this would mean that a human could control an ‘avatar’—in this case a robot not a cloned alien—remotely, and by thought alone.

Recently Ori Cohen and Doron Friedman enabled a human subject located in Israel to effectively direct the movements of a robot located nearly 3000km (1800mi) away at the Bèziers Technology Institute in France.

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