a group of grad students at Japan’s Keio University have put together a comprehensive robot control interface that relies solely on finger swipes, taps, and presses. By employing the iPhone’s built-in accelerometer and multitouch screen, the robot can replicate a humanistic walking motion, perform sidesteps and, when called upon, kick a football with gusto and […]
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iPhone Controlled Robot Plays Football (soccer), But Probably Couldn’t Play for France

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a group of grad students at Japan’s Keio University have put together a comprehensive robot control interface that relies solely on finger swipes, taps, and presses. By employing the iPhone’s built-in accelerometer and multitouch screen, the robot can replicate a humanistic walking motion, perform sidesteps and, when called upon, kick a football with gusto and presumed passion.

This iphone gesture controlled robot looks pretty cool, even though the pace on his kick seems a little lame right now.  Doubt he could play for France just now though, as I didn ‘t see any ability to use his hands. 🙂

Have a look at Engadget Mobile ‘s post for more details and a video demo:

http://mobile.engadget.com/2009/11/17/walky-robot-understands-iphone-gestures-football-fanaticism-vi/

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