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ECE Professor's Thought-Controlled Robotic Exoskeleton Featured on Cover of Science News

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Audrey Grayson

ECE professor Jose “Pepe” Luis Contreras-Vidal, director of the University of Houston’s Laboratory for Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) Systems at the Cullen College of Engineering, is featured on the cover of Science News for his thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton which allows paraplegics to walk again using only the power of their mind.

Pepe is widely considered one of the world's leading researchers in the field of noninvasive brain-machine interfaces, having been featured in national and international media for his thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton which can be used to help paralyzed patients regain their mobility. Pepe's thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton, known as "REX," has also been featured on the cover of Der Spiegel, one of Europe's largest published news magazines.

Click here to read the Science News article about Pepe's REX robot!

Click here to view photos of Pepe, his research team, and the REX exoskeleton!

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