Controlling a rover with your eyes

Controlling a robot simply by looking at your desired location is pretty freaking awesome. A web camera pointed at your face, analyzes your movements and pupil direction to send the bot signals. Look at a location and the bot goes, change your expression to send other commands to the bot. This easily surpasses the laser guided assistance droid for ease of use.

[via BotJunkie]

11 thoughts on “Controlling a rover with your eyes

  1. I see no webcam…did i miss something? the point is that the man sitting in front of the monitor looks at an edge of the monitor the steer the drone, but i see no kind of camera watching him…? what did i miss

  2. bryan: they were using an off the shelf eye tracker, it’s that bar mounted below the monitor. You can see spots from the IR emitters in this video. They say their *next* version will use a webcam to track the eyes.

  3. I wouldn’t say that this “easily surpasses the laser guided assistance droid for ease of use.” I think both are probably pretty easy to use and both have use cases where they excel.

  4. if you look close at the screen he is looking at, you can see that it is controlled by a mouse. There for it is not controlled by his eyes.

  5. They really leveraged existing technology to do it all in just 2 hours. I wonder for what part did they use the lego parts?

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