Student controls drone with her mind

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Julie Smicinski, 20, senior at Mercyhurst University, uses mind control to fly a drone April 15 at the first Tech Expo hosted by the IT Department of The Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science at Mercyhurst University. Smicinski, a double major in intelligence studies and math, uses a NeuroSky headset and Orbit, a cellphone application, in addition to achieving a deep meditative state for the drone to begin flying. Owned by Kristan Wheaton, professor of intelligence studies, the technology is used to teach science and math in unconventional ways. “When the headset detects calm or active brainwaves in the correct range, it sends a signal through the phone, thus powering the drone,” said Wheaton. “Drone technology is critical to geospatial intelligence. It’s not just about what is, it’s about what will be — what’s coming down the pike.” SARAH CROSBY/ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Smicinski, a double major in intelligence studies and math, used a NeuroSky headset and Orbit, a cell-phone application. She also achieved a deep meditative state before the drone would begin flying.

 

Owned by Kristan Wheaton, professor of intelligence studies, the technology is used to teach science and math in unconventional ways.

 

“When the headset detects calm or active brainwaves in the correct range, it sends a signal through the phone, thus powering the drone,” Wheaton said. “Drone technology is critical to geospatial intelligence. It’s not just about what is, it’s about what will be — what’s coming down the pike.”

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Student controls drone with her mind