DARPA will create a helmet to control drones using brain signals

The Battelle Memorial Institute will take part in the program - its scientists will create a neural interface

with a minimal level of invasive intervention.The system must include an external transceiver with electromagnetic nanotransducers that will read neural signals and convert them into electromagnetic ones.

The project will include engineers from Carnegie Mellon, Rice and John Hopkins universities, as well as PARC.

DARPA is preparing for a future in which a combinationunmanned systems, artificial intelligence and cyber operations can lead to conflicts that are so fast-paced that human response is insufficient with existing technologies. By creating an accessible brain-computer interface that does not require surgery, DARPA provides commanders with the ability to remain actively engaged in dynamic, high-speed operations.


It was previously reported that DARPA, together with the military company Sikorsky, will test a new autopilot system on the iconic F-16 Fighting Falcon.