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It’s Now Possible To Telepathically Communicate with a Drone

Unread postPosted: 08 Sep 2018, 13:11
by element1loop
I don't know about "telepathically", maybe the journo means wirelessly? ...

It’s Now Possible To Telepathically Communicate with a Drone Swarm

In this May 31, 2013, photo, research assistant Kevin Real wears an EEG net for detecting brain activity which is hooked up to a monitor, at the University of Nebraska's Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior in Lincoln, Neb.

By Patrick Tucker Technology Editor Read bio

September 6, 2018

DARPA’s new research in brain-computer interfaces is allowing a pilot to control multiple simulated aircraft at once.

A person with a brain chip can now pilot a swarm of drones — or even advanced fighter jets, thanks to research funded by the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.

The work builds on research from 2015, which allowed a paralyzed woman to steer a virtual F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with only a small, surgically-implantable microchip. On Thursday, agency officials announced that they had scaled up the technology to allow a user to steer multiple jets at once.

“As of today, signals from the brain can be used to command and control … not just one aircraft but three simultaneous types of aircraft,” said Justin Sanchez, who directs DARPA’s biological technology office, at the Agency’s 60th-anniversary event in Maryland.

More importantly, DARPA was able to improve the interaction between pilot and the simulated jet to allow the operator, a paralyzed man named Nathan, to not just send but receive signals from the craft.

“The signals from those aircraft can be delivered directly back to the brain so that the brain of that user [or pilot] can also perceive the environment,” said Sanchez. “It’s taken a number of years to try and figure this out.” … The experiment occurred a “handful of months ago,” he said. ... d-topstory

Re: It’s Now Possible To Telepathically Communicate with a D

Unread postPosted: 08 Sep 2018, 23:53
by popcorn
Well, if a rat can fly a f-22... :D