Haptic Halluc 2

We can not express the childlike glee that we experienced watching this video. We want so badly to have one of these setups. What you are seeing is a half dome projected cockpit with two haptic controllers in the style of a delta robot. This is controlling the Halluc robot which is a hybrid wheeled octopod. The dome can and has been done at home fairly simply, and we suspect that you guys could come up with some similar delta controllers. So who wants to build one and donate it to hackaday?

[via BotJunkie]

Comments

  1. monkeyslayer56 says:

    if i get the money i should build one of those :)

  2. strider_mt2k says:

    That is the most beautiful ROV control station I’ve ever seen.

    WOW. -and that BOT? -NICE!

    Makes me want to purr “Probe II SG” out of mothballs every time I see something like this.

  3. strider_mt2k says:

    purr or pull, either one. (typo, sorry)

  4. myself says:

    make the robot about 40x bigger, invent long term cryosleep… and Mars, here we come!

  5. Oleksiy says:

    I wonder if you build an artificial “net” to scare sharks away. Would be cheaper than the physical things they build in Australia and the like, just several repeater lasers and a bunch of half way mirrors. Anyone has sharks at home to verify?

  6. tripp says:

    That’s awesome, I really like the set-up. I’m tempted now to build one >.<

    Also, @Oleksiy I think you're looking for http://hackaday.com/2009/10/12/underwater-laser-just-add-shark/

  7. ryan says:

    “Delta controllers” are already commercially available under the name Novint Falcon Controller.

    http://home.novint.com/products/novint_falcon.php

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