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NASA controls a robot arm with Oculus Rift and Kinect technology

NASA uses consumer goods to control a robot arm in real-time

| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Dec 31, 2013 8:34 am

One would think that NASA would have some incredible next-gen technology, devices that the normal human being doesn't get to see - but nope - the US space agency has revealed it used an Xbox One sensor and Oculus Rift to control a robot arm in real-time.

 

 

NASA used the consumer technology to control the arm by combining positional tracking from the Kinect, mixed with the rotational tracking and first-person perspective provided by the Oculus Rift. It's viewable in the video above, which makes a mere human being into a robot. NASA wants to use the technology in space, so we should see more of this going into the future.

 

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