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Could mind control drones be about to enter the battlefield?

20th March 2024 - 16:47 GMT | by Giles Ebbutt in London


UltraNIMBUS can use brain waves to control connected device on the battlefield. (Image: Ultra PCS)

Ultra Precision Control Systems (PCS) showcased technology at the Future Soldier Technology Conference that could allow for drone control through thought, using EEG data and AI.

Ultra Precision Control Systems (PCS) has been developing “hands free” thought control technology which could be utilised by the dismounted soldier. The UK-based defence technology company demonstrated the concept by controlling a drone with mental commands at SAE Media Group’s Future Soldier Technology Conference in London this March.

Tony White, land strategy director at Ultra, explained that the UltraNIMBUS (Neurological Intelligent Monitoring and Brain Utilisation System) can leverage electrical neurotransmissions in the brain (brain waves) that occur at specific frequencies depending on the nature of their function. Brain activity can then be monitored using an ElectroEncephaloGram (EEG) device which can

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Giles Ebbutt


Giles Ebbutt

Giles Ebbut is a Shephard Media correspondent based in the UK who specialises in C4ISR …

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