Introducing The World’s First Mind-Controlled Quadrotor Drone

In a jaw-dropping feat of engineering, electronics turn a person’s thoughts into commands for a robot. Using a brain-computer interface technology pioneered by University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Bin He, several young people have learned to use their thoughts to steer a flying robot around a gym, making it turn, rise, dip, and even sail through a ring.

The technology may someday allow people robbed of speech and mobility by neurodegenerative diseases to regain function by controlling artificial limbs, wheelchairs, or other devices. And it’s completely noninvasive: Brain waves (EEG) are picked up by the electrodes of an EEG cap on the scalp, not a chip implanted in the brain.



One Response to Introducing The World’s First Mind-Controlled Quadrotor Drone

  1. Now… we make this the controller of “‘B’ the flying car” and couple the camera with oculus rift and make sure we have a really long range! Then we can have really awesome races! *might be drooling a bit*

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