An Oculus Rift-Controlled Robot Is Awesome

Even before the Oculus Rift has made it into the homes of eager early adopters, there have already been super great, and yes, super creepy, applications dreamed up by developers. This is definitely one of the super great ones.

Self-described technology enthusiast and programmer Jonas Lauener created IRE, short forIntuitive Rift Explorer, which is like an adorable cross between Wall-E and Johnny Five. Basically, the robot’s head feeds into the Rift’s display and the entire automaton is controlled through a normal video game controller. The robot’s head mimics the head of the wearer and you can poke around the office or your home from the comfort without ever leaving your chair.


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