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.
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.