Kinect And The Wii Help This Robot Pet A Cat

It''s like the entire internet, rolled up into a single story.

A software engineer by the name of Taylor Veltrop has managed to work out a way to get a Nao robot to react to his movements via both Kinect and a Wii Remote.

His setup also includes a treadmill and a head-mounted display: the display shows him what the robot can "see", the treadmill and Kinect propel the little guy while the Nao's arms are moved by both the Wii Remote and Kinect.

With the power of robotics at his fingertips, what does Veltrop do? He pets a cat.

Kinect and Wiimote-enabled Nao robot pets a cat [The Verge]


    What part of that's robotics though?

    Sounds more like remote control... or puppeteering.

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