Saturday, March 12, 2011

real time teleoperation of a robot

From singularity hub, who wrote up a a great article with more videos. And the video originally came from ieespectrum

Now, just the make the robot forty feet tall, put the operator in a Virtual reality hamster ball (inside the robot is optional) and go on a building destroying rampage while monologuing about your plans to control the human race!

Seriously, the really cool part is that the robot can make interactive judgments to maintain balance and complete tasks even when the operator or outside forces would have caused it to crash. It's not following the controllers steps exactly, as that would have caused it to fall over.