Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this episode, we're joined by Tom Carlson, professor of assistive robotics at University College London, to explore the rapidly expanding world of brain-machine interfaces.

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Controlling machines with brain waves sounds like something ripped from a science-fiction book, and yet this is something happening today. It's a technology that can utilise signals from the brain to power wheelchairs, robot arms and a host of other assisted tech.

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Alex is a staff writer at BBC Science Focus. He has worked for a number of brands covering technology and science with an interest in consumer tech, robotics, AI and future technology.

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