Wacker Neuson (AT), Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
Driving a six-ton earthmover using only the power of your mind or your eyes? What seems like science fiction has been made a true-to-life fact by the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s joint venture with Wacker Neuson, a manufacturer of heavy-duty construction equipment.
Outfitted with cutting-edge BCI and eye-tracking technology, visitors of all ages can maneuver an ET 65 track-driven earthmover and operate its 7-meter-long excavator arm. The partners’ innovative research approaches are developing alternative digital control possibilities. What they’ve come up with here is an impressive simulation prefiguring a future in which humans and machines will move and be moved much differently than today.