Science Fiction Movies And Reality Meet Once Again With ‘Roboy’ And ‘Leap Motion Controllers’
From video conferencing and touch-screen technology to space travel and everything in between, science fiction always has a way of inspiring us in our endeavors and once again appears to have crossed over into our daily lives. This time, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report are the inspiration, while Roboy and Leap Motion Controllers are the new reality.
After watching Will Smith battle robots in A.I. Artificial Intelligence looks like I wasn’t the only one that thought that future wasn’t all that far off, but now it’s closer than we realized. Looks like ‘Roboy‘ is the next generation in humanoid robotics and is supposed to be ‘born’ a week from now at a convention called ‘Robots On Tour‘. What makes this robot revolutionary compared to other mind-blowing humanoid robots in existence is that he has tendon-driven joints rather than motor-driven ones which will make his movements much more human-like. Check out the video below to see what we’re talking about.
Remember when Tom Cruise donned special lighted fingertip gloves and started whipping his hands around like some kind of Tai Chi to manipulate images on a video monitor in Minority Report? Well, that is now a reality and you can forget the gloves. This ‘Leap Motion Controller‘ technology comes to us in the form of a tiny sensor no bigger than a thumb drive which you plug into your computer via USB, but guess what? It’s actually hitting the market in May and it’s cheaper than you might think! Try just an $80 price tag and byebye mouse… Forever.