This 3D Motion Simulator Is Powered By People

Haptic Turk is a prototype game that uses your friends as virtual robots to do immersive motion simulation at home. The research project from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany demoed a flight simulator variant at CHI2014 last week: the player wears 3D goggles and lies in two slings held by four friends—the… » 5/05/14 12:30pm 5/05/14 12:30pm

iRobot Makes It Easier To Show Up To Work While At Home In Your PJs

Email, the internet, and a host of other advancements in office technology have finally made the dream of working from home a reality. But sometimes you just need to be in the office, and thanks to a collaboration between iRobot and Cisco, you still don't need to change out of your pajamas to get chewed out by your… » 6/10/13 8:00am 6/10/13 8:00am

DIY Telepresence Robot Lets You Work At Work In Your Undies

Telepresence robots pop up in different » 11/07/08 7:00am 11/07/08 7:00am , including the (which lacks a screen to truly telepresence your image), but now there's this DIY project to follow to build your own. At core Sparky the robot has a Mac-Mini, motorized carriage and a Make controller board—though you can use an arduino—and some custom software…