NASA will use Kinect and Oculus Rift to control robots in space




NASA will use Kinect and Oculus Rift to control robots in space

New modern gaming technology eventually spread and scope, is not related to entertainment . So NASA engineers Laboratory for the Study of Jet Propulsion working robot control system using virtual reality glasses Oculus Rift game controller and Kinect 2.

The prototype of the new system was assembled in just a few days and combines Oculus Rift KInect and 2 to create a single hardware platform for remote control robot. The current version of the device can be controlled while only one limb robot, namely hand.

She called JACO robotic arm and has three fingers and six degrees of freedom. Produced her company Kinova, which is engaged in the creation of funds for rehabilitation, reports

In the future we plan to expand the capabilities of the system for full remote control robot. The first prototypes will be tested on the International Space Station, which currently are Robonaut 2 robots.

“There are many works that are too dangerous to execute people. Thanks to our employees on the ISS will be able to successfully carry out this work with the help of robots, while remaining inside the safe, “- says one of the founders of Alex Menzies (Alex Menzies).

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