German researchers have built a device to remotely control people walking through a park that uses a tiny electrical stimulation of leg muscles to make a person turn right or left.
Now you can control your buddies while walking them down the street.
The inventors, graduates of the University of Hannover said that they built the device to play with smartphones without bumping into things in real life. The advantages of this technology in real life would be as mentioned below.
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- It works by attaching electrodes on a person’s Sartorius muscles, which are connected to an electrical muscle stimulation device and a wireless control panel at the waist.
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- Of the four test subjects in the study, one didn’t work. That’s probably because the leg muscle had too much fat to be properly stimulated and rotated for a turning step.
- One has to put the electronic interface on himself and one would not place electrodes on their legs unless there is some advantage.
- In “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon,” Autobots, transforming robots from the planet Cybertron worked alongside humans to battle the Decepticons.
Till these remote controls are in action we present you the next best thing in the making between incredible real-life robots.
- Rolling Robot – This robot can transform from what appears to be an elaborate motorized rolling pin to a helicopter when the terrain starts to get rough.
- Cheetah – Meet CHEETAH, a robot designed by Boston Dynamics for one purpose: to hunt you down like an animal.
- Hector – This advanced walking robot is based on a rather simple creature, an insect. HECTOR, short for Hexapod Cognitive autonomously Operating Robot, has six legs and elastic joints that allow its motions to mimic muscle movement.
- Snake Robot – This snake robot, created by researchers at Georgia Tech University, is actually designed to come to the rescue. Their unique body shape allows them to burrow through uneven soil.
- Ethical Robot – Can anyone really tell the difference between right and wrong? Well, this robot can. This robot’s ethical code is based on a software program modelled on an approach to ethics developed in 1930 by Scottish philosopher David Ross. As a result, this robot is designed to take the moral high ground — and will tell on you if you’re doing something wrong.
- Robonaut 2 – A humanoid robot that could one day be your co-worker — or even take your job. Yes, this robot has everything any employer looks for in a diligent worker: It’s capable and tireless, and it doesn’t even need lunch or bathroom breaks.