August 1, 2007
Chiba L.E.D. cockpit system
Chiba Institute of Technology’s Future robot technology research center or FURO has developed the L.E.D. (Leading edge design) cockpit. It has a hemispherical screen where the video feed from the robot is displayed. The screen with a diameter of 150 cms is housed in the Hull. The robot is controlled via a pair of force feedback joysticks, for eg – if the robot nears a wall the joystick turns hard so the operate can maneuver the robot accordingly. In control here is the Haluc II robot developed by Chiba itself.
(More pics and videos after the jump)