Bizarre Wearable Robot Lets You Take Your Friends with You When They're Not There
One of the strangest robots I've seen in a long time has turned up from Japanese researchers at Yamagata University. The robot is called the MH-2 and it's a small torso only robot with two cameras on its head. The robot is worn on a user's shoulder and is intended to be teleoperated remotely. The dual cameras on the have the robot allow the operator to have a 360° 3-D view of the environment.
The idea is that a person can wear the robot when they wanted to travel or go somewhere, but didn't want to be alone. They could take someone else along with them to view the surroundings. The little robot has arms and hands that would move in time to the movements of the operator using motion detection technology such as Kinect.
A common source of anxiety stems from wondering what jobs robots will take over from humans. Some people are worried that the rise of robots will have profound economic effects, causing some extreme winners and extreme losers, depending on whether you own the robot or get replaced by the robot. And some people are just concerned that robots will take their job specifically. Pew recently reviewed a 2013 paper that showed which ... Source: The Business Insider
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He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhik ... Source: PhysOrg.com
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As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have the potential to help authorities monito ... Source: PhysOrg.com
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Remember way back in February when we reported that this summer you'd be able to remotely control robots to explore the Tate Britain After Dark Well—it's (finally) this summer, and now's your chance! Starting this very minute, you can check out the live footage of four bots gone wild—and sign up to make them move from the comfort of your ... Source: GizmodoFull article at: GizmodoAug 13 2014, 4:00pm CDT
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