Brain-controlled exoskeleton for teen to kickoff at World Cup

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Evo
Mentor
23,174
2,918
Don't know if that helps. (I fixed the title).
 
Last edited:
  • #3
575
47
I expect him to walk slowly towards the ball and then touch it lightly with his foot (with a kick indistinguishable from a normal walking step), sending it 10 feet at a 45 degree angle from the direction he intended to kick it.

Or he'll sprint on the field twice as fast as Usain Bolt, and boot the ball with a thunderous kick that will send it out of the stadium.

Those are the only two options.
 
  • #5
538
148
Yep, lots of potential for emberassing failure, but could also be very interesting to see.
 
  • #6
Well I personally think a BCI exoskeleton is a lot more interesting than soccer, whether it's primitive or not it (hopefully) heralds a new age.
 
  • #7
662
307
I want a tail.
 
  • #8
D H
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Insights Author
15,393
685
WorldCup_610x343.jpg


I have *so* many problems with this image. It was so bad it detracted from the rest of the article (and from the Washington Post article from whence this image was taken).

1. Why are those three people all female? This is the 2014 Men's World Cup after all.
2. Why isn't the kicker looking at the ball? That's a recipe for missing the kick.
3. Why is the kicker smiling? This is game face time. The smile comes after successfully kicking the ball.
4. What's with the pushup bras? The women in the 2015 Women's World Cup will not look like that.


This is perhaps a bit ableist, but here's what female soccer players look like:

Game face.
soc_g_smith1x_576.jpg


Game faces and eyes on the ball.
switzerland-soccer-women-world-cup-qualification-2011-2010-9-16-14-20-59.jpg


Game faces, eyes on the ball, and no pushup bras.
n_valencia_fondos-42263.jpg
 
  • #9
256bits
Gold Member
3,293
1,325
What's the worst that can happen - a Charlie Brown moment:surprised for stun struck audience, speachless commentators and researchers who will have a lot of explaining to do, and of course the kicker lying on his/her back and waving appendages like a beetle stuck upside down.
 
  • #10
662
307
WorldCup_610x343.jpg


I have *so* many problems with this image. It was so bad it detracted from the rest of the article (and from the Washington Post article from whence this image was taken).
It

1. Why are those three people all female? This is the 2014 Men's World Cup after all.
That's the same person with superimposed snapshots of different times. Graphic designers were probably all male (1).
2. Why isn't the kicker looking at the ball? That's a recipe for missing the kick.
Probably a case of nerves...
3. Why is the kicker smiling?
See (1)
4. What's with the pushup bras?
See (1).
The women in the 2015 Women's World Cup will not look like that.
:cry:
 
  • #11
AlephZero
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
6,994
292

Related Threads on Brain-controlled exoskeleton for teen to kickoff at World Cup

  • Last Post
Replies
16
Views
2K
  • Last Post
3
Replies
72
Views
8K
  • Last Post
19
Replies
451
Views
44K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
765
  • Last Post
6
Replies
139
Views
16K
Replies
6
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
13
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
Top