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Telepresence robot gives a helping hand

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By ITN News Editor September 11, 2018 13:47

Telepresence robot gives a helping hand

A wearable robot that allows one person to “share” someone else’s body is being developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo and Keio University. The robot has arms and a “head” that are operated remotely by a user wearing a virtual reality headset. Another user acts as what the developers call a surrogate body by wearing the robot like a backpack. The telepresence robot project is called Fusion or Full Body Surrogacy for Collaborative Communication and was on show at the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference in Vancouver, Canada in August. Lead researcher MHD Yamen Saraiji said the project aimed to enable two people to share the same view and share a body.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 11, 2018 13:47