Christian I. Penaloza

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This paper addresses the problem of mental fatigue caused by prolonged use of Brain Machine Interface (BMI) Systems. We propose a system that gradually becomes autonomous by learning user preferences and by considering error perception feedback. As a particular application, we show that our system allows patients to control electronic appliances in a(More)
In this research we present a non-invasive Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) system that allows patients with motor paralysis conditions to control electronic appliances in a hospital room. The novelty of our system compared to other BMI applications is that our system gradually becomes autonomous by learning user actions (i.e. turning on/off window, lights,(More)
We present our method for learning object categories from the internet using cues obtained through human-robot interaction. Such cues include an object model acquired by observation and the name of the object. Our learning approach emulates the natural learning process of children when they observe their environment, encounter unknown objects and ask adults(More)
Pattern detection algorithms may be used as part of safety-relevant processes employed by industrial systems. Current approaches to functional safety mainly focus on random faults in hardware and the avoidance of systematic faults in both software and hardware. In this paper we build on the concepts of the international standard for functional safety IEC(More)
Brain Machine Interface systems provide ways of communication and control of a variety of devices that range from domestic appliances to humanoid robots. Most BMI systems are designed exclusively to control devices using low-level commands, or high-level commands when devices with pre-programmed functionalities are available. In this paper, we build on our(More)
This research proposes an integral system combining a hybrid BCI interface and shared control system for navigation and manipulation applications. In particular, the system consists of an electrical wheelchair with an embedded robotic arm that can assist a user to achieve essencial tasks such as picking up a cup of water. The proposed system uses a graphic(More)
This paper seeks to establish a precedent for future development and design of social robots by considering the knowledge and expectations about robots of a group of 296 children. Human-robot interaction experiments were conducted with a Tele-operated anthropomorphic robot, and surveys were taken before and after the experiments. Children were also asked to(More)