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This is super cool!

It was a NAO robot fitted with a 3D printed set of goggles, so that the robot has two real cameras on its head (the ‘eyes’ of the NAO robot are not fact cameras). I was in another room wearing an Oculus Rift headset. The Oculus was hooked up to the NAO’s goggle cameras, so that I could see – in 3D – through those cameras.

But it was even better than that. The head positioning system of the Oculus headset was also hooked up to the robot, so I could turn my head left, and – in sync – the robot’s head moved. And I was standing in front of a Microsoft Kinect that was tracking my arm movements. Those movements were being sent to the NAO, so by moving my arms I was also moving the robot’s arms.

Seriously, what a nifty demonstration.

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