The user wears a pair of VR goggles that control the robot’s head and see through its eyes. A pair of gloves control the robot’s hands, but, more impressively, also transmit force and temperature data from the robot’s sensors to the user’s skin. The Telesar V has a body, arms and hands (no legs as of yet). The robot can almost move as freely as a normal human, with 7 degrees of freedom for the body, 8 for the head, 7 for the arm joints and 15 for the hands. The ultimate goal is to create a robotic avatar, which enables you to do everything you do with your body identically with your remote robotic self.
|TELEsarPhone at World Expo 2005|