The Brainflight Project Aims to Direct Airplanes with Neural Commands

By: Jordy E  - May 28, 2014
References: tum.de & techcrunch
The Brainflight project is currently being developed by researchers at Germany's Technische Universitat Munchen and TU Berlin. The design is moreover funded by the EU, according it with great importance throughout Europe.

Much as its title suggests, Brainflight aims to do away with the physical control of airplanes. Instead, neurological commands are actually being used to navigate the apparatus.

Although the data collected thus far is only based on simulators, the tests have nonetheless demonstrated that the concept may in fact have practical implications for pilots and travelers.

In time, the scientists hope to make the model accessible for those without much experience aboard aircrafts, opening up the entire industry to those who have yet to fly planes.