José del R. Millán, Defitech Chair for non-invasive brain machine interfaces at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, and Robert Leeb, from EPFL's Center for Neuroprosthetics, explain how people with disabilities can control telepresence robots or a wheelchair using only mental commands. A study published in June 2015 in the Proceedings of the IEEE shows that disabled people manage to take the control of a telepresence robot as precisely as valid persons.
The second video is about the related European TOBI project - tools for Brain-Computer Interaction.
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Link 1 (CNBI of EPFL)
Link 2 (TOBI Project)
Telepresence robots can give people with disabilities the feeling of being home (1 minute and 46 seconds, published on June 23, 2015):
TOBI project (4 minutes and 5 seconds, published on Oct. 8, 2013):