In a recent demonstration in Tokyo, a person wearing a headset and wiring made the robot move in exactly the same way he was moving, waving or making dancelike movements.
Toyota engineer Tomohisa Moridaira said human-shaped robots can be controlled intuitively because all the person operating it has to do is move naturally.
The challenge still lies in securing reliable and speedy telecommunications connections so that signals are accurately relayed from the human to the robot, Moridaira said.
The robots were connected by local networks in the demonstrations.
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