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September 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Brain-controlled quadcopter developed by Zhejiang University maneuvers with your thoughts

Controlling objects with our brain alone has always been a superpower view wished to have, besides X-Ray vision and superhuman strength that is. Bringing brain-controlled gadgets to the real world, researchers at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, have come up with this quadcopter that simply works on your thoughts alone. With the user required to wear an EEG (emotiv electroencephalography) headset, simply thinking commands like “right” and “left hard” controls the quadcopter. And that’s not all. Clenching brings this one downwards and blinking enables it to click pictures from the onboard camera! Currently called the Fly Buddy 2, this system uses Bluetooth to connect the EEG to a laptop which in turn connects to the quadcopter via WiFi. A revolutionary technological breakthrough, we simply can’t stop daydreaming of four-door family sedans in the future being controlled by our minds alone!

We are currently investigating and researching this topic and will be updated soon.

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E.I.R.S. researched this subject and we found that the Emotiv technology is the driving force behind this setup. Computing mechanical commands wirelessly is easy once you have successfully decoded the brainwaves. The Emotiv is what does that decoding and is what separates this setup from your everyday remote controlled helicopter. This is in our opinion the future technology of tomorrow in its infancy today.

So we tacked down the Tan Le, the co-founder and president of Emotiv Systems. This is a video of her explaining in depth exactly what we wanted to know about this technology.

Emotiv on Discovery Channel: