Robotics: Virtual Reality Puts Human in Rat World: ‘Beaming’ Technology Transforms Human-Animal Interaction (+) Selected Short Subject (Video)

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ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2012) — Using cutting-edge virtual reality technology, researchers have ‘beamed’ a person into a rat facility allowing the rat and human to interact with each other on the same scale.

Published October 31 in PLOS ONE, the research enables the rat to interact with a rat-sized robot controlled by a human participant in a different location. At the same time, the human participant (who is in a virtual environment) interacts with a human-sized avatar that is controlled by the movements of the distant rat. The authors hope the new technology will be used to study animal behaviour in a completely new way. . . . Read Complete Report

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