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Monday, June 6, 2016

Brain-Controlled Aviation In The Future?

Future Fighter Pilot Training May Include Brain Surgery

Kelly Hodgkins | June 6, 2016

Fighter pilots already have a close connection to the planes they are flying. Now that connection may get even deeper due to the work of a group of Australian researchers and doctors. For the past four years, a team of neurologists and engineers from the University of Melbourne, along with surgeons at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, have been developing an advanced brain/machine interface that is long lasting and easy to implant. Eventually, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which funded the project, hopes to bring this mind-control technology to the cockpit, allowing pilots to fly by the thoughts in their minds as well as by the seat of their pants.

"An EU project 'Brainflight' has also looked at neural technology to control UAVs and aircraft (Technical University of Munich)." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Thought-controlled drones may be just the first step in aviation revolution. February 25, 2016) and (Honeywell Looks At Mind and Speech Control for Future Cockpits. June 4, 2016)>

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