№ 94/2010 from Apr 16, 2010
Computer scientists at Freie Universität have given a new twist to the phrase “keep your eyes on the road”: they have developed software that makes it possible to steer a car with their eyes. On the grounds of the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport, project leader Raul Rojas, professor of computer science, and his artificial intelligence team will demonstrate how the electronically equipped car can be steered with the driver’s eyes. After the demonstration, the scientists will be available for interviews. Participation is by reservation only.
Last fall computer scientists at Freie Universität Berlin already caused astonishment with their iPhone-controlled robotic vehicle. Now they are ready to present the latest results of their research. With their Eye-Driver software, it is possible to steer their specially equipped research car, dubbed “Spirit of Berlin,” only with their eyes without remote control. The movements of the driver’s pupils are detected and converted into control signals for the vehicle.