Did you ever want a robot friend? The Fusion robot is here to give you a hand (or two). A group of researchers in Japan made a backpack robot so two people can collaborate on work without being in the same place. The robot is equipped with cameras and has two pairs of hands controlled by joysticks that vibrate using “force feedback sensors” to make it easier for the person controlling it to grab things. You can also give your robot full control by attaching wristbands to your hands (but this definitely requires a level of trust). Researchers think Fusion could help with everything from learning an instrument to fixing posture in sports, or building something together.
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