This guy has four hands. Two of them managed by someone else
In jamena Saraydzhi four hands. Two of them embrace it. Of course, covering Saraydzhi, long, lanky and robotic, and they are connected to the backpack he wears. Hands are controlled remotely by another person who put the headset Oculus Rift VR, and who sees the world in terms of Saraydzhi (camera attached to a backpack, provides a good view) and uses a hand-held controller to control the connected hands.
After cuddle robotic arms and let Saraydzhi right hand gives him a "five."
Saraydzhi - Associate Professor School of Media Design at Keio University in Tokyo, guiding the development of the "hand of the pack" called the Fusion, wants to know how people could work together, managing the body of another person. Although some of the steps shown in the video Saraydzhi look silly, this device could be useful for physical therapy and remote coaching people.
that is capable of robotic manipulators?
In addition to cuddle and pyatyun operator of robotic arms can lift things or move her hands with a man who wears a backpack. Mechanical arms can be removed and replaced with straps that tied limbs carrier backpack, if you want to really control his hands. The device, which Saraydzhi created with colleagues from Keio University and Tokyo University, will be shown at the conference on computer graphics and technological cooperation Siggraph in Vancouver in August.
Attempts to create extra limbs that can be worn, made repeatedly, this is not the case if I may say so: Saraydzhi Fusion and other researchers previously developed the portable limbs called MetaLimbs. Media controlled their feet.
Of course, run by somebody else - that is, someone in another room or another country - is another. Saraydzhi says he wants to see what would happen if someone else is in a sense will "dive" into your body and take control themselves.
The backpack has a PC, transmitting data over the wireless network between the carrier limb robotic and human, controlling limb in virtual reality. PC is also connected to the microcontroller, which allows to understand how to place robotic arms and how much torque to apply to the joints.
Robotic arms, each of which has seven joints, protruding from the backpack along with some sort of head. At the head of two cameras that show a remote operator in a live mode, all that he saw a backpack carrier. When the operator moves the head in the VR, sensors monitor the movement and force to move the head in response (it can be rotated left or right tilted up and down to swing from side to side). Wearable system is equipped with a battery that runs the entire hour and a half. Installation is quite heavy - about 10 kilograms. Of course, while it's just a prototype.
Various buttons on the controllers Oculus Rift activate different finger function: the operator can move the pinky, ring and middle finger at the same time by pressing a button, while the thumb and fingers have their own controls.
Saraydzhi plans to turn the project into a real product with the help of the Tokyo business accelerator.