Field of Interest - Robotics and BMI/BCI
Brain-machine interface (BMI), brain-computer interface (BCI) and neuroprosthetic systems explored in the group are all invasive systems in rodents, except TDCS work in the Côté Lab. 3D systems/Sensable Phantom robots are used and couple with fixed latency controls with under 5ms delay to neural activity using custom real-time operating systems (RTOS). These allow BMI adaptation and BMI control experiments in the rodent (e.g., Song and Giszter, J Neuroscience, 2011, Song et al., Front. Sys. Neurosci. ,2015), and robot adaptation and rehabilitation experiments (Udoekwere, Oza and Giszter, J Neuroscience, 2016; Oza and Giszter, J Neuroscience, 2015). Finally, robot-driven epidural stimulation is possible (Hsieh and Giszter, 2011).
Department: Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Interests: Spinal cord organization and control of limb biomechanics