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KinecTelefactor [Mar. 3rd, 2011|03:12 pm]
Warren Ellis

A Kinect-controlled robot arm. In times past, this was called telefactoring – a motion (or motion command) by the human operator at home base being mirrored by the robot in a remote location. Matt Jones of BERG surfaced this video. Oddly enough, only the other week I was recommending to Matt Webb of BERG a sf collection featuring a story about a murderous telefactor. Look at that grabber go.

Kinect Controlled Delta-Robot from Enrique Ramos on Vimeo.

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[User Picture]From: ajr
2011-03-03 10:24 pm (UTC)
I'm reminded of the, possibly apocryphal, story about the ping-pong playing robot they invented at MIT a while back; that it once mistook Marvin Minsky's head for a ping-pong ball, and so hit him.
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[User Picture]From: mithras
2011-03-04 01:37 am (UTC)
Heinlein fiction come to real life.
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