In factories, many simple, repetitive tasks have already been taken over by machines. But as we bring industrial robots into unpredictable, interactive environments, we’re going to need better ways to communicate with them.
If we're ever going to build remote-control Jaegers, we're going to need something just like this. It's the Thalmic Myo Armband, and as you'll see in this video, it was just used to control an unmanned robotic vehicle.
Imagine, with the wave of a hand, adjusting the thermostat without getting out of bed, or turning up the music in the other room while in the shower. WiSee, a new gesture-recognition system, aims to harness the ever-present wireless Internet signals blanketing people’s homes to allow remote control of all their…