First, pointed out by the lab, Nicolelis is in the news again. Monkey brains in North Carolina controlling walking robots in Japan. Nice. Again, dissociation of neural activity and decoder performed (monkey stopped walking, but could keep the robot walking while remaining still).
No mention of a paper with some objective measures, but a pretty decent write-up available on the NYTimes site. There's even a nice schematic and video.
Interview by PhysOrg with EEG mogul Fatourechi, related to a paper published in JNE. Take a gander here.