British firm unveils prototype of mind-controlled drone – WION

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A pilot can control the drone and make it take off, land and even rotate it in the air through the power of the mind.
A British defence company Ultra Electronics has unveiled a working prototype of a mind-controlled drone at the defence and security expo in Malvern, England. 
The technology allows a person sitting behind a computer screen to control the movements through his or her thought and all there is to do is focus one’s attention and eyes on specific circles on the computer screen.

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Interestingly, the laptop doesn’t use its webcam to look at the user, it is the human mind which instructs the drone through the brain sensor worn on the user’s head.

A pilot can control the drone and make it take off, land and even rotate it in the air through the power of the mind.
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The drone could prove to be a “gamechanger” for the defence sector since it reduces the number of hand-held controllers for soldiers.
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The developers say the technology can be applied in many sectors from unmanned ground vehicles to unmanned naval vessels. There are plans to develop a fully wearable device and test it on the battlefield.




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