Thursday, 11 Oct, 2012 Technology

Latest Invention: Robotic Fuzzy Ears You Can Control With Your Brain


Emoki is a device that represents a combination of a Neurosky headset and motor-powered fuzzy animal ears.

The invention reads electric signals generated by the user's brain (including delta, theta, alpha, beta and gamma waves) and makes use of the collected information to estimate the level of concentration and thus move the ears accordingly.

Check out the moves that the artificial fuzzy ears can do:

Ears perk up: Attentive/single-minded focus, surprise, attraction/beta wave dominance

Ears droop down: Meditative/calm, relaxed, chill/alpha wave dominance

Ears wiggle back & forth: In the Zone/peak performance, excitement, calm focus/high alpha & beta

One ear up, one ear down: Calibrating - when turned on, the headset learns about the user

To be able to doo all the moves you should spend some time at the mirror.

The invention wears a price tag of US$129 and you can choose from a wide range of ear styles and colors. Thus there're bear, fox, bunny and limited-edition yellow-and-black Pika ears.

[via Kickstarter]

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