Head-Mounted Robot Control - Call it Telepresence

The military DARPA figured out a system to control a robot remotely. The way this works is but somehow like a virtual avatar. There is a camera stuck in the robot and this camera is connected to a head-mounted display, that you wear like glasses on your head. The motions of the head are like "hardwired" to the robot-cam via wireless connection. The head-mounted display provide the vision of the robot-camera. When I think about it, it's not that hard to manufacture if you have the components ready.

Model-tank in the office

Yes, the military likes to play. The most obscure scene in this video is this one, where a head-mounted controlled model of a tank drives through the rooms of the offices.

Let's think away the military look and replace it with some cool robot. If you take this imagine cool toy fights and other ways of fun, like exploring your neighborhood from home or peeking around in the city to see what will happen. People will think of an autonomous bot.

The head-mounted control we talk about here is that one in the middle.


Tags: remote, telepresence, outdoor, play
Feb_13:2008 .020200 Comments(0)

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