October 30, 2014

Game technology can make emergency robots easier to control

A method borrowed from video gaming can make remote-controlled emergency response robots easier to use – enabling the operator to focus more on the dangerous situations they face.

An international research team is adapting a technique known to gamers as “free look control”, to emergency response robots, which will enable the robots to mimic way the human body turns in relation to the movement of the head and direction of sight.