Robot Controlled in Virtual Reality


Software created by Brown University computer scientists lets the user take control of robots with virtual reality. The software connects the robot’s functions to virtual reality via the internet. You control by moving your arms holding two handheld controllers.

“We think this could be useful in any situation where we need some deft manipulation to be done, but where people shouldn’t be,” said David Whitney, a graduate student at Brown who co-led the development of the system. Examples he listed are use in bomb defusal, work in a nuclear facility or operating a robotic arm in the International Space Station.

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