HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Video: Virtual Reality Makes Human-Robot Interaction Safer

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Re : Video: Virtual Reality Makes Human-Robot Interaction Safer
Cabe Atwell   3/26/2014 4:32:01 PM
NO RATINGS
I wonder if this system could be used to control a robot remotely in hazardous areas. And, why can't they be rapidly deployed to places like Fukushima asap? 

 

C

 

AnandY
User Rank
Gold
Re : Video: Virtual Reality Makes Human-Robot Interaction Safer
AnandY   3/27/2014 6:56:01 AM
NO RATINGS
@ far911, these laws of robotics are also presented in a Hollywood movie by the same name of the novel. These laws are easy to state but difficult to bring to reality. 2nd and 3rd laws are relative in nature and that's where things become tricky. It comes down to perception then whether an action, or inaction, is tantamount to harm to humans or not.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Re : Video: Virtual Reality Makes Human-Robot Interaction Safer
Elizabeth M   3/27/2014 7:31:40 AM
NO RATINGS
That is a great idea, Cabe. It sounds like it really could be applicable. I know there are robots that are being remotely controlled to go into hazardous places that are unsafe for humans, but I don't think they are quite being done in this way.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Re : Video: Virtual Reality Makes Human-Robot Interaction Safer
Elizabeth M   3/27/2014 8:15:33 AM
NO RATINGS
That is an excellent point, AnandY. I think that technology and research like this shows that the industry is just not quite there yet.

mrdon
User Rank
Gold
Re: Interesting use of virtual reality
mrdon   4/14/2014 10:21:15 PM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth M

I agree. The technology is still in its infancy but the results of humans and robots coexisting on the production line does look promising.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Interesting use of virtual reality
Elizabeth M   4/15/2014 8:36:08 AM
NO RATINGS
It will definitely happen some day, mrdon, it just may take a bit longer than some industry watchers think. But technology usually does take a bit of time to reach critical mass.

mrdon
User Rank
Gold
Re: Interesting use of virtual reality
mrdon   4/15/2014 11:12:49 AM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth M

I agree. A product concept is quite easy to envision but the implementation process requires time to bring it to fruition. Very good insight Elizabeth.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Interesting use of virtual reality
Elizabeth M   4/15/2014 11:36:55 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, mrdon. I have been reporting on research and development projects for quite some time now and I have learned that many times technologies, as promising as they seem, don't even make it out of the lab. So as much as we'd like technology to progress faster, sometimes it just doesn't!

mrdon
User Rank
Gold
Re: Interesting use of virtual reality
mrdon   4/15/2014 12:50:10 PM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth M

I've worked for corporate companies where I developed a production intent prototype and to the dislike of decisions made by Executive Management, the product never reached manufacturing. It's unfortunate that a lot of good prototype concepts don't see the light of day in engineering labs because of cost, lack of vision, and not seeing the big picture by Corporate Executives. I guess that's why there is surge in startup tech companies to bring these new products to the marketplace.

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
More Blogs
Festo is developing small wind turbines for generating power to buildings. The model for the mini wind devices is the seagull wing.
An Israeli design student has created a series of unique pieces of jewelry that can harvest energy from default movements of the body and even use human blood as a way to conduct energy.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
Help us recognize engineers who are ahead of the trends and making big moves in the design engineering community.
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 18 - 22, Embedded Software Development With Python & the Raspberry Pi
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service