A Movement-Matching Virtual Reality Robot
on 30 April 2015
The virtual reality experience continues to expand, now with the Dexterous Observational Roving Automation (DORA) telepresence robot. DORA pairs VR headsets with a movement-matching, mobile robot, allowing users to explore nearby areas without ever having to get up—think of it as a spare body you can control. Though it might seem like the ultimate tool for laziness, possible uses are very encouraging: for example, emergency responders may one day be able to scope out a potentially harmful scene from the safety of a close by station.