Robot Swarms Could Be Controlled by Your Smartphone, Thanks to AR
- Fionnuala O'Leary for Next Reality April 25th, 2017
- Source: https://next.reality.news/news/robot-swarms-could-be-controlled-by-your-smartphone-thanks-ar-0177243/
Have you ever wanted to control a swarm of robots? Well, now you can! Robotics researchers at New York University (NYU) have created an app which controls 'bots from your smartphone, using augmented reality. This AR app would certainly come in handy when you want to make a coffee from the comfort of your couch, but let's not get ahead of ourselves!
Jared Alan Frank, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering, built the app which uses AR to create a robot control interface.