I'm making a computer game. In one of the dialogs, one of the characters observes some factory workers who have been brainwashed by some alien species and drive forklifts up and down the factory yard without any sense. The character does not know what is the cause, but he's trying to describe what he sees to his friend over the phone.
I'm not a native English speaker, so I have problem getting this into a single sentence. The best I got so far is:
- "The workers just drive back and forth, like they're hypnotized."