AP photo by Koji Sasahara
March 31, 2009
A Honda Motor Co. employee puts on a headgear with codes attached during a demonstration of Honda's new technology linking brain thoughts with robotics at the Japanese automaker's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday. Honda has developed a way to read patterns of electric currents on a person's scalp as well as changes in cerebral blood flow when a person thinks about four simple movements -- moving the right hand, moving the left hand, trotting and eating. Honda succeeded in analyzing such thought patterns, and then relaying them as wireless commands for Asimo, its human-shaped robot.