Kinect and Oculus Rift apparently serve a purpose beyond being accessories to major gaming platforms. Recently, a division of NASA published a video showing how Kinect and the Oculus Rift could work in harmony to control a robotic arm. Check out the video below to see it in action.
“Using the new Xbox One Kinect sensor, we are able to manipulate the JACO robot arm in real time. By combining position tracking from the Kinect and rotational tracking with the Oculus, we provide a first-person view for the operator. Future work will include integrating sensor array data into the scene and translating our research to the Robonaut 2 humanoid on the International Space Station,” NASA said.
NASA is having issues with the delay between the operator and the spacecraft, but such issues could be addressed with recent advancements in robot-controlled systems.
[Written by Contributor Parker Kramer]