This IBM programmer can control a BB-8 droid from 'Star Wars' with his mind
It's just as Jedi as it sounds.To make it work, Carr turned to the Emotiv Insight, a consumer headset that can read your brain waves, plus some under-the-hood plumbing from IBM's cloud computing platform.Advertisement
He says he had to train the Emotiv Insight to "read" his brainwaves and translate it into motion for BB-8, but it works now.
Here's the best part, in GIF form:
And the full video:
In the video, Carr explains that when it comes to the technology of "Star Wars," he'd rather have a droid or a hyperspace-capable spaceship than a lightsaber.
"Can you imagine giving a lightsaber to somebody? They'd chop their arms off," Carr says.