Thane Somers

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The loss of motor control severely impedes activities of daily life. Brain computer interfaces (BCIs) offer new possibilities to treat nervous system injuries, but conventional BCIs use signals from primary motor cortex, the same sites most likely damaged in a stroke causing paralysis. Recent studies found distinct cortical physiology associated with(More)
— We present a coactive algorithm for learning a human expert's preferences in planning trajectories for information gathering in scientific autonomy domains. The algorithm learns these preferences by iteratively presenting solutions to the expert and updating an estimated utility function based on the expert's improvements. We apply these algorithms, in(More)
Stroke and other nervous system injuries can damage or destroy hand motor control and greatly upset daily activities. Brain computer interfaces (BCIs) represent an emerging technology that can bypass damaged nerves to restore basic motor function and provide more effective rehabilitation. A wireless BCI system was implemented to realize these goals using(More)
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