Home > Uncategorized > Japanese robot the first step to making Avatar real

Japanese robot the first step to making Avatar real

Originally posted on National Post | News:

By Miwa Suzuki

YOKOHAMA, Japan — A Japanese-developed robot that mimics the movements of its human controller is bringing the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar one step closer to reality.

Users of the TELESAR V don special equipment that allows them not only to direct the actions of a remote machine, but also to see, hear and feel the same things as their doppelganger android.

“When I put on the devices and move my body, I see my hands having turned into the robot hands. When I move my head, I get a different view from the one I had before,” said researcher Sho Kamuro.

[np-related]

“It’s a strange experience that makes you wonder if you’ve really become a robot,” he told AFP.

Professor Susumu Tachi, who specialises in engineering and virtual reality at Keio University’s Graduate School of Media Design, said systems attached to the operator’s headgear, vest and gloves send…

View original 363 more words

About these ads
Categories: Uncategorized
  1. February 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I’d like to see something like this hit the market.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 685 other followers

%d bloggers like this: