Nataliya Kosmyna, Ph.D

  Nataliya Kosmyna, Ph.D

Ddog project features Spot robot from Boston Dynamics and a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) system, powered by AttentivU, a pair of wireless glasses that can measure person’s Electroencephalography (EEG – brain activity) and Electrooculography (EOG – eye movements) signals. Ddog project is the next step in extending the Brain Switch application, a real-time, closed-loop BCI system allowing for real-time correspondence of simple user needs to a caretaker non-verbally. The Brain Switch aims on helping to support basic communication needs to those with physical challenges (ALS, CP, SCI). Ddog project is built using the same tech stack and infrastructure as Brain Switch.  

The biggest advantage of the Ddog is its mobility: it is a the first fully autonomous, brain-powered, wireless system, that features Spot robot, runs on 2 iPhones, with no need of using sticky electrodes, backpacks for compute.

Ddog is designed with manipulation assistance in mind: the arm of Spot is used to: deliver groceries, bring a chair, a book or a toy, etc.

Check the video of the project as well as the interview with Nataliya Kosmyna, Ph.D, the project lead on why we created Ddog, below!

Past contributors include:

Yasmeen Hmaidan, Edward Hartley, and of course, Spot!

For inquiries – please contact nkosmyna AT media DOT mit DOT edu .