Cool: iPhone to Control a Walking Robot! [video]

Remember 20+ years ago, Japanese anime Sanshiro, the young boy, controlling his robot Jumaro into battling other robots through his notebook-like device? For me, as a kid, and like many other kids of that time, it was a dream having a robot to control like Jumaro.

Plawres Sanshiro

Plawres Sanshiro

Years passed, I grew up, and the iPhone appeared with a multi-touch capability which, according to the video below, is just the very natural way” to control a human-like robot. Sanshiro didn’t need that bulky notebook to control Jumaro, he could have just used an iPhone! If he just knew!

But hey, seriously this is really cool, I mean how cheaper electronics are allowing users to to be more creative. Otherwise, how would you get your hands on a multi-touch bluetooth/WiFi enabled system?!

Walking Robot through Natural Finger Gestures on iPhone

Isn’t that impressive? Technology has really come so far! I wonder if anyone out there would pick up on this idea and take it further. Do you see it going into more practical applications? Please let us know your opinion in the comments section.

Comments and Reactions

2 responses to “Cool: iPhone to Control a Walking Robot! [video]”

  1. Beiruta says:

    Remember the movie “A.I”: Artificial Intelligence? This post reminds me of it in a creepy way! Although I can think of many ways a technology like this could help physically challenged people or the older generation, I still feel that allowing a machine to “play a significant role in your life” is risky!

  2. M.Bamieh says:

    Jumaro for the win ! too bad you have to be quite geeky and in the year 3000 to have such a nimble robot :P

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