Thought Controlled Quadcopter

Last night I “controlled” my Parrot AR.Drone Quadcopter with my thoughts through my Emotiv EPOC Brain Computer Interface via an app written in Delphi XE5. I qualify “controlled” in that my flight pattern was a little irregular and short before I crashed it. It was a “look mom, no hands” moment though as the drone was clearly responding to my thoughts for the few seconds before it crashed. I’ve got a lot of work to do in improving the process, so I will be posting code and videos soon. If you want to get a start on it though, it is based on my work from the Devices and Gadgets webinar.

I’m presenting tomorrow at Boise Code Camp on “Is Thought the Future of Wearable Input?” and if all goes well I’ll have a brief demonstration of the tech in action. If you are in the area my presentation is at 11 AM in the Special Events Center at Boise State University.

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3 Responses to Thought Controlled Quadcopter

  1. IL says:

    I’m curious, if it is beneficial to try UT3 bot logic, you’d being developing in Delphi Prism, to control the copter, Jim 🙂

  2. Jim McKeeth says:

    That’s we need: Delphi powered, autonomous quadcopters ruling the sky. Actually, not a bad idea. 😉

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