The Future of Technology

Imagine flying with just your thoughts—we have. The reality of controlling electronic devices using only your brainwaves is closer than you think.
A woman wearing a special headpiece with sensors, flying a drone

Controlling Electronic Devices Using Only Your Brain

UT Knoxville Associate Professor Xiaopeng Zhao and his team of graduate students have demonstrated the ability to pilot a mind-controlled drone and believe the technique can be expanded to include robotic arms, cars, social robots and computer games. Similar work is happening at UT Chattanooga, where researchers envision the technology having military and search-and-rescue applications.

Everywhere you look, UT is imagining new possibilities.