Monday, February 21, 2011

Brain steers car: Berlin scientists present BrainDriver

Hi Guys,

I've discovered a really cool project, made by scientists of the university my brother is attending.
To use your brain while driving is never a bad idea, but scientists of the "Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin" take that to a new level and "link brainwaves with driving technology". In project BrainDriver a driver who is equipped with EEG-Sensors steers a car with thinking of commands like "break" or "drive left". Those commands create typical Brainwavepatterns which a computer learned to interpret before.
The project was testet on the abandoned berlin airport "Tempelhof" and was captured on video, here you go:

28 comments:

  1. Interesting, I wonder how it would react if you fell asleep, or if you were dreaming. The training program reminds me of a study where brainwaves controlled cursors on computer screens better then the normal hand/mouse input. Definitely a fun concept for the future.

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  2. cool, but i hope it never becomes the standard, i like driving

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  3. wow this is amazing. I think in theory, we could do anything with just our minds. Given the correct working technology of course.

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  4. best way for old people to be safer on the road

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  5. this is scary just imagine machines doing the same with us

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  6. Fascinating annd frightening o.o

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  7. Awesome. Hope to see the time when this is fully developed.

    thanks for sharing ;)

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  8. I saw something like this on Ripleys Believe it or Not awhile ago.

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  9. amazing concept that we are actually testing and getting back positive results! following to keep up! :)

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  10. I don't know about real cars but imagine this working in a videogame!

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  11. I'd read about it, but I saw the video until now, This is great, right... right?

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  12. How long before cars just drive themselves?

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  13. Haha don't start daydreaming in that thing.

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  14. Amazing technology. I would be more afraid of distracted drivers, though.

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  15. Really exciting stuff. Once perfected, the applications for this technology are limitless.

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  16. honestly, that would be interesting if your mind started to stray. that's a fantastic concept, but what if I wanted to use my brain for other things whilst in the car?

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  17. It's cool but I like to have a think while I drive..

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  18. This is amazing. I once read a study about a monkey who could control mechanic arm with his brain.

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