Comments on Walky iPhone Finger Gesture Robot Controller
This program really makes controlling robots a breeze. Just let your fingers make your robot do the walking. (Read
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|"Wait, what? A controller is bulky and hard to use but an iphone is intuitive? So pushing forward on a controller to move the robot forward isn't intuitive now?
This of course doesn't really make sense the way they present it. The robot falling over at the beginning when it tries to kick the soccer ball isn't an issue with the controller, it's an issue with the programming and stabilization. People have been using things like remote controls for things like remote controlled cars for so long that it is intuitive these days. All this is really is another style of control that isn't really any more or less intuitive than the next.
Lets say I convert a Wii-mote into a device in my pocket that converts my actions into commands. I run, it runs. I turn, it turns. I jump... you get the picture. Is that more intuitive or just different?"
(Brandon 11/18/2009 9:33:42 AM)
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