Flying robot controlled by human mind

 

Scientists of Minnesota University, led by professor Bin He, show how they can control a flying robot using human mind.

The flying robot is a quadcopter drone and it is controlled by monitoring the electrical activity of human mind. The signal coming from 64 electrodes of a ECC cap is detected and translated in a pattern to drive the robot.

More info at University of Minnesota news 

Original paper (open access):  Bin He, et alii, “Quadcopter control in three-dimensional space using a noninvasive motor imagery-based brain–computer interface”, J. Neural Eng., 10, 4 (2013)

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