The minds of man and machine suffer from a glaring disconnect: The inability to interface directly with one another. We have to use our hands, keyboards, and mice to issue commands to our robotic minions and they can only respond via physical sensory mediums. But we can do better. We can use our minds. In fact, we…
Samsung's got no shortage of alternate control methods up its sleeve. You've got your eye scroll and your air gestures, but how about full on mind-control? Samsung's messing with it, but it probably won't be coming to consumer devices very soon. Probably.
For decades people have spoken to people in vegetative states, hoping their voices will be heard. But these days researchers are going much further than that: in controversial experiments, a group of scientists are working out how to communicate with people in comas.
One thing you aren't likely to hear Sunday night from the Oscar-winning producer after accepting the trophy for Best Picture: "I'd like to thank my neuroscience partners who helped us enhance the film's script, characters, and scenes."
Toys that use brainwaves to "control" what's happening? Super lame. Gigantic propane fire launchers that use brainwaves to "control" the explosions? Awesome.
Mind-controlled toys are one of those little things that remind you we're sort of living in the future today (also: Disney FastPass). If you have some brain/computer schemes of your own, here's a thorough guide to hacking those toys.
After capturing just 3 seconds of brain activity through EEG, designers Lucas Maassen and Dries Verbruggen can carve a snapshot of your thoughts into a block of foam.
Stupid hands, always getting the glory for all of the hard work that originates with me. Now, fingers, feel your tragic irrelevance as I tweet with electric elegance without your pitiful clumsiness!
You know what I think the worst thing about having a robot army is? You have to press buttons. It's much more satisfying to get every automaton to do your bidding by just thinking it.
A simplified EEG-based game using the Star Wars license tricks kids into thinking they have Professor X-like abilities, when all they're doing is learning to activate one part of their brain.
Emotiv's "mind-reading" controller is a press darling, mainly because it's really cool. Apparently, though, Emotiv won't have the headset ready to go for the planned December release, because it doesn't, strictly speaking, well, work.
Pentagon gadget lab DARPA has just earmarked $6.7 million to develop "brain-wave binoculars." Electrodes placed on the user's scalp record electrical brain activity in an attempt to use the cranium's unrivaled ability to spot patterns. With time, the binoculars can learn to identify objects that would normally pique…
While this might look like an ordinary baseball hat, a closer look reveals that it has a bunch of electronics jammed into the back and a wire connecting it behind the ear of the wearer. That's your first tip-off that this hat will do more than shield your eyes from the sun and give you hat head. It's a hat that can…