YOKOHAMA: A Japanese-developed apprentice that mimics the movements of its animal ambassador is bringing the Hollywood blockbuster "Avatar" one footfall afterpiece to reality.
Users of the TELESAR V don appropriate accessories that allow them not alone to absolute the accomplishments of a remote machine, but additionally to see, apprehend and feel the aforementioned things as their doppelganger android.
"When I put on the accessories and move my body, I see my easily accepting angry into the apprentice hands. When I move my head, I get an altered appearance from the one I had before," said researcher Sho Kamuro.
"It's an aberrant acquaintance that makes you admiration if you've absolutely become a robot," he told .
Professor Susumu Tachi, who specializes in engineering and basic absoluteness at Keio University's Graduate School of Media Design, said systems absorbed to the operator's headgear, belong and gloves accelerate abundant instructions to the robot, which again mimics the user's every move.
At the aforementioned time, an arrangement of sensors on the android relays a beck of advice which is adapted into sensations for the user.
The attenuate polyester gloves the abettor wears are lined with semiconductors and tiny motors to acquiesce the user to "feel" what the automated easily are affecting , a bland or a aflutter apparent as able-bodied as calefaction and cold.
The robot's "eyes" are absolutely cameras capturing images that arise on tiny video screens in avant-garde of the user's eyes, acceptance them to see in three dimensions.
Microphones on the apprentice aces up sounds, while its speakers acquiesce the abettor to accomplish his articulation heard by those abreast the machine.
The TELESAR - TELexistence Surrogate Anthropomorphic robot-- is still a far cry from the affected creations of James Cameron's "Avatar", area US soldiers are able to accidentally ascendancy the genetically engineered bodies of an extra-terrestrial chase they ambition to subdue.