Seven pilots were able to control a flight simulator using just their thought
They each wore a cap that could read the electrical signals from their brain
Algorithm was then able to convert those signals into computer commands
‘A long-term vision of the project is to make flying accessible to more people,’ said Technical University of Munich's Tim Fricke
Mind control has reached new heights after a group of pilots were successfully able to fly a plane using nothing but their thoughts.
German scientists showed how seven pilots – some with no previous experience of flying – used mind control to fly with ‘astonishing accuracy.’
In a simulation, several of the pilots managed the landing approach under poor visibility, while one was able to land a few metres from the runway’s central line.
Under the EU-funded project ‘Brainflight’ project, scientists hooked participants up to a cap containing dozens of electroencephalography (EEG) electrodes.
Researchers at the Technical University of Munich and the Technical University of Berlin then sat them down in a flight simulator and told them to steer the plane using just their thoughts .
The cap was able to read the electrical signals from their brains and a specially-formulated algorithm then converted those signals into computer commands.
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