Augmented reality touch interface gives you a remote control robot

So far, augmented reality has been primarily dispatched to control and interact with other humans, but a new system harnesses the technology to allow us to better control and interact with our increasingly useful robot population.

The TouchMe interface was developed by a team of researchers at the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and is designed to allow you to control a robot remotely via simple touch screen interface. The augmented reality part is represented by a ghost image super-imposed over the actual robot. Manipulating this ghost image allows you to control the real robot remotely.

In addition to an easy touch interface, TouchMe also lets you specify which part of the robot to control by simply touching that area. You can see the TouchMe in action in the video below.

Via TouchMe

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