Telepresence Robot from Disney Research Can Nearly Match Human Movements

Published by , May 15, 2016 11:53 pm

(TechTimes) A new remote control robot created by Disney Research can thread a sewing needle, delicately pick up an egg and can nearly match human movements. The telepresence robot is a type of hydrostatic transmission that combines a hybrid pneumatic (air-filled) and hydraulic (powered by liquid pressure) lines. This allows a human operator to precisely and safely maneuver the telepresence robot, which in turn mimics human movements with exactness.
Research co-author Jessica Hodgins, a professor of robotics and vice president of Disney Research, says the robot produces a “life-like interaction” with people.

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