of devices, computers, etc.: controlled by a person’s thoughts or neural impulses
Inside the dark quadrant thousands of Estan space ships and thought-controlled projectiles were waiting.
Through a girl slave he meets on Fal Sivas, who has invented and perfected a space ship operated by a mechanical brain, Carter discovered that the device obeys his own thought impulses also…. Appropriating the thought-controlled space ship, he reaches the nearer Moon.
‘T-48’, he thought clearly. The hidden, telepathically-controlled mechanism caught the command…. This was one of the ultimatess [sic]: a thought-controlled machine. He wondered why science hadn’t developed such a machine earlier.
How is a wish translated into a mechanical movement? Explain this to a physicist, in full detail, and he will have all the knowledge necessary to build a thought-controlled relay. Until you can describe the steps necessary to produce a thought-controlled relay, you do not have a full, really fundamental, understanding of how you wiggle a finger.
The system…seems designed to couple radar and infra-red, those two standard forms of detection and guidance in modern aircraft—with a thought-guided and -controlled arsenal aboard the plane.
He first approaches Lys through the underground tunnel in a thought-controlled, needle-shaped car.
As part of the federally funded BrainGate research team, Dr. Shenoy’s lab is working on developing thought-controlled prosthetic limbs.
antedating 1934, in Astounding
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a number of significantly earlier citations.
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