Robots and mind control, according to science fiction, is a terrible combination. If you think about it, most sci-fi adventures have these themes all bundled up in the ‘mad scientist’ category of things. In reality however, it may actually be more fun than you think.
A Kickstarter for a mind-controlled drone may soon pave the way to a future of hands-free drone flying. Using headgear designed to read your thoughts, a drone can follow instructions with minimal physical input. The UDrone flies with the use of your mind, and can even take photographs with simple facial movement. This drone is a small device that prefers indoor use to its more adventurous drone relatives.
The UDrone is a palm-sized quadcopter with amazing capabilities. It can fly for up to a maximum of 25 minutes on a single charge. That number alone makes it stand out, as most smaller drones can only go 10-15 minutes. It has unconventional controls to say the least. For instance, you need only to blink when taking photographs with the UDrone’s HD camera. To get it back down, you have to clench your teeth. To change its direction while flying, a simple head movement to your preferred direction is all it takes.
It can be a fun drone to play with, especially in the comforts of your living room. You have to be careful, however, as it may end up breaking a few things while you are learning how to fly with your mind.
A Look into the Future
Of course, like all Kickstarter projects, this is a work in progress. Those who want to show their support can provide funding for its creators. The mind control aspect is easy enough to learn, although it may take a bit of time to refine your game. However, once you have practiced enough, the drone can provide you with action with zero seconds of delay from your thoughts. How cool does that sound?