28 Apr '15, 5pm

DORA Telepresence Robot Gives You Fully Immersive Experience

DORA Telepresence Robot Gives You Fully Immersive Experience

Now a team of roboticists at the University of Pennsylvania is using affordable sensors and actuators and virtual reality technologies like Oculus Rift to build a platform that offers the same capabilities of a high-end telepresence system at a reasonable cost. DORA (Dexterous Observational Roving Automaton) attempts to bring true immersion to teleoperated robots, by precisely tracking the motion of your head in all six degrees of freedom and then duplicating those motions on a real robot moving around the real world. Their goal is making the experience so immersive that, while operating the robot at a remote place, you’ll forget that you’re not actually there .

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hard...

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