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Thought-controlled helicopter shows potential of brain-powered devicesUniversity of Minnesota researchers have been able to control a small helicopter using only their minds, pushing the potential of a technology that could be used to help paralyzed or motion-impaired people interact with the world around them.The controls for the mini-vehicle, which looks and flies much like any remote controlled helicopter, are otherwise fairly simple: if you want it to go up, think about it going up. If you want it to go down, think about it going down.There have been other brain controlled devices before, but the project created by Professor Bin He’s team offers extremely smooth control — and doesn’t require drilling holes in your head.“It’s completely non-invasive. Nobody has to have a chip implanted in their head!” said Brad Edelman a graduate student working on the project. (University of Minnesota)

Thought-controlled helicopter shows potential of brain-powered devices
University of Minnesota researchers have been able to control a small helicopter using only their minds, pushing the potential of a technology that could be used to help paralyzed or motion-impaired people interact with the world around them.

The controls for the mini-vehicle, which looks and flies much like any remote controlled helicopter, are otherwise fairly simple: if you want it to go up, think about it going up. If you want it to go down, think about it going down.

There have been other brain controlled devices before, but the project created by Professor Bin He’s team offers extremely smooth control — and doesn’t require drilling holes in your head.

“It’s completely non-invasive. Nobody has to have a chip implanted in their head!” said Brad Edelman a graduate student working on the project. (University of Minnesota)

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