Mind-controlled car tested in Germany

By on February 20, 2011
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German researchers builds device that controls a car by thought.


A team of German researchers have developed a system using Emotiv’s mind-reading EPOC device to convert our brain waves into instructions for a car.

The following videos shows the team conducting a short test by using the device to control a car by thought. The car can made to turn left or right, accelerate or decelerate, only by thinking about it. The EPOC device reads the electric signals passed out by our brain, and it seems unaffected by large amounts of unruly hair, which is good I guess for those who are not loosing hair despite being in their early 20s. Ahem.

While the technology at this stage seems to be performing reasonably well, and I am sure will be perfected in the next decade or so, it will still remain impractical for real world use.

What if we spot a pretty girl on the road?


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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