You can control this drone with your mind
If we were to tell you that a drone that can be operated via mind control hit the market, you probably wouldn’t believe us. The only thing is… that is the case.
U-drone is a smart drone that responds to brain stimuli and visual cues and motion-based commands. Instead of using a traditional drone remote controller, the pilot wears a headband
The U-drone works via the headband which reads the pilot’s brain waves and brain electrical activity. The headband also tracks your facial movements and then converts all of these inputs into instructions that control the drone’s flight.
To control the altitude of the drone, the creators say that you only need to imagine the altitude and the drone will do the rest (I am naturally doubtful of how well this actually works). To change direction, you can tilt your head left and right and to land the drone, simply bite your teeth together.
The drone is equipped with an AI camera system that is also controlled via the headband. For example, to take a photo, simply blink your eyes twice. That camera will also respond to the peace sign gesture and capture a photo when it recognizes one.
The 8 megapixel camera has autofocus technology, and the drone also features a video camera that shoots in 1080p quality. The video camera also features subject tracking for moving shots.
In all honestly, I’m pretty doubtful of this drone’s functionality at this point in time. I can foresee crashing it within the first few minutes of operation due to the lack of actual, tangible maneuverability.
That being said, it looks like a fun toy to play around with and experiment with, and I would be really interested in testing the drone’s controllability.