When the robots take over, at least our cats will be groomed

Guy uses robot, Kinect, Wii and treadmill to brush his cat

Making the rounds on the robot video circuit is this gem, in which Taylor Veltrop shows off his robotics work, in which he controls a robot via a treadmill, Microsoft Kinect, Nintendo Wii remote (a Wiimote). A camera in the robot's head lets Veltrop see what his robot sees. The ultimate goal of this robot demonstration? To brush his cat with the robot.

I sometimes wish I had cats that were patient enough for me to do this to them - unfortunately, when I get within 5 feet of my cat, he runs away arrogantly.

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