January 05, 2012, 11:52 AM — 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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