[NetBehaviour] Eggheads Invent Tele-Petting
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu May 19 12:50:11 CEST 2005
*Eggheads Invent Tele-Petting *
By Lakshmi Sandhana
02:00 AM May. 17, 2005 PT
Researchers have developed a cybernetic system to allow physical
interaction over the internet. The system allows touching and feeling of
animals or other humans in real time, but it's first being tried out on
ou walk into your office, where a hollow, chicken-shaped doll sits on a
mechanical positioning table close to your computer.
The doll whirs to life as soon as you switch on the system, duplicating
the motion of a real chicken in the backyard whose movements are being
captured by a webcam.
Fondling the doll translates into touching the real fowl.
Touch sensors attached to the doll convey tactile information to a
nearby PC through radio signals. The data is sent over the internet to a
remote computer near the chicken; the remote computer triggers tiny
vibration motors in a lightweight haptic jacket worn by the fowl. more...
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