X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Pygmy Robot Rings: The Hands Have Eyes

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

Humans and robots have been interacting for ages now, so why are we not palling around with R2-D2 and C-3PO yet? Because we still have a long way to go before we can interact with them that well. Researchers at Keio University are working on a rather odd way to help this interaction along.

pygmy_robot_rings

Masayasu Ogata’s PYGMY robot rings, recently seen at the Interaction 2012 Conference in Tokyo facilitates interaction by expressing emotion through a small mechanical display on each ring. Since scientists like to make things creepy, the display looks like a blinking eye.

The eyes can be controlled remotely or with a smartphone application. Some of the applications shown included games, voice recognition, finger walking and kicking. The idea is that the eyes can help display the “emotion” conveyed by the wearer’s fingers. While I’m not quite sure what the real world use would be for these, it will be interesting to see where they go with this technology.

[robots-dreams via Ubergizmo]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Justice League Photo Shows Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash

Justice League Photo Shows Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash

Skybound Saga 2017 SDCC Exclusives

Skybound Saga 2017 SDCC Exclusives

World Chase Tag

World Chase Tag

Honda: Dream Makers

Honda: Dream Makers

Aston Martin Makes the Ultimate Soapbox Derby Racer

Aston Martin Makes the Ultimate Soapbox Derby Racer

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Can Start Building Street-Legal Hypercars

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Can Start Building Street-Legal Hypercars