TUM press release on "The machine as an extension of the body”


Combining neuroscience and robotic research has gained impressive results in the rehabilitation of paraplegic patients. A research team led by Prof. Gordon Cheng from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was able to show that exoskeleton training not only helped patients to walk, but also stimulated their healing process. With these findings in mind, Prof. Cheng wants to take the fusion of robotics and neuroscience to the next level. This is discussed in the paper " Neuroengineering challenges of fusing robotics and neuroscience" in Science Robotics.

Here is the link to the TUM press release: https://www.tum.de/nc/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/details/36357/

And a link to a video for the press release: https://youtu.be/Gkjcsvl9WDM

Information on paper: G. Cheng, S.K. Ehrlich, M. Lebedev, M.A.L. Nicolelis: Neuroengineering challenges of fusing robotics and neuroscience, Science Robotics Vol. 5, Issue 49, eabd1911 (2020). DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.abd1911