Control A Drone’s Flight With Your Thoughts
This skullcap reads its wearer's brain activity and uses it to direct flight
Arizona State University researcher Panagiotis Artemiadis, who heads the university’s Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab, and his team have developed a skullcap that can be used to control a drone.
The device, which connects to a user’s brain through 128 electrodes, helps the user achieve powers of ‘mind control’ by recording his or her electrical brain activity and converting the user’s thoughts into movements that the drone can then carry out. The technology can control up to four drones, according to Artemiadis, but he hopes that in the future it will be able to manage hundreds.