Sega developing mind-controlled robots

Written by Joe Martin

December 13, 2007 // 7:23 a.m.

Tags: #brain #kids #mind #neurosky #psychic #robotnik #robots #sega #sensor #skynet #sonic #toys

Sega is a company with its eye on the horizon - constantly scanning the skyline for the next big thing, whether that be memory cards with games built into them or fast-footed blue hedgehogs with a hatred of ginger scientists. Apparently though, the next item on the agenda for the company is robots - which you control with your mind!

Fresh from quashing rumours of the Dreamcast 2, Sega has announced a partnership with Neurosky - specialists in making mind-reading sensors.

Segas Toy Division is now looking to create fleets of robots which will "take play to the next level", according to Wired. Neurosky has signed on with the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog and will be using dry active sensors which eliminate the need for contact gels in their mind-reading tech.

Great, so you can make sure that your scalp stays bone dry when the robots rebel from human control and decide to enslave the worlds population of cats, riding them as feline mounts as they do battle with an army of furious human pet-lovers.

There's nothing more solid in the announcement, certainly not anything as concrete as an expected release date for the first batch of toys, but we're excited enough as it is. Really.

What about you? Would you love to have your own little robot pal who obeyed your every whim or are you like me, fearful of the threat presented by small, cat-riding androids? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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