U.S. wants to shoot off mind-controlled drones

Sep 24, 2018, 8:42 AM EDT
(Source: Christopher Michel/flickr)
(Source: Christopher Michel/flickr)

The wars of future and their weapons could be maneuvered simply by mind – that’s the signal coming out from the Pentagon’s plan to shoot off mind-controlled drones. The U.S. military is working on a brain implant that lets the human operator steer two to three drones simultaneously only with the power of their brainwaves.

The technology, still in the embryonic stage, has limitations, as it gives a mind control over a single drone with restricted two-way communication and fidelity issues, notes The Daily Beast.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which supervised the simulated trials of mind-controlled drones, said the program is aimed at demonstrating the use of a nonsurgical neural interface system in accomplishing military relevant tasks, reports Military Times.