Oculus Rift Integration


Started: 2014-12-15
Ongoing project

Here we are excited to use the Oculus Rift to put you in the robot's head. Any movement your head makes is mimicked by the robot, and you see a stream from the robot's two HD camera eyes, all in stereoscopic 3D and real time. Thus, the robot becomes your avatar.

Possible applications for Oculus integration such as this are numerous, and by adding object recognition and a HUD to the live feed, you could end up with something very useful. A few possible uses are:

  • Avatars or surrogates in dangerous jobs like mining
  • Remote surgery (telesurgery)
  • Quadcopter surveillance

Here is a video of the servo motor control: