I recently was able to configure my Myoware EMG sensor to work with some of my robot arms.

Myoware makes these EMG sensors (https://www.pololu.com/product/2732) that are pretty cool. EMG stands for “Electromyography” which detects muscle potentials using conductive electrodes on your skin. Every time you flex your muscles, your motor system sends electrical signals that cause muscles to contract. The EMG sensors can detect these potentials and thus tell when you are flexing your muscles.

Here is a demo of controlling one robot arm with an EMG sensor:

This modality is scalable to the world of Multi-Robot Cyborgs! Here is a demo controlling multiple robot arms using 1 human arm:

 

Also, feel free to check out some of my other recent robotic builds.

A super cute robotic desktop assistant:

A spiderborg that escaped from the lab:

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