Syrian designer Yamen Saraiji has recently created a unique backpack-style robot companion designed to give the user an extra set of arms. Serving as an extension of the human body, this interesting innovation of technology is actually controlled by a second user wearing an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The arms of the backpack-style robot are then operated using the platform's touch controllers, while the robot's "head" provides a live feed streamed to the operator.
The ultimate goal of this backpack-style robot, according to Saraiji, is to function in collaborative situations or when precise instructions need to be given. The live feed and active control of the robot allow an operator to work one-on-one with the wearer while remaining in a separate location.
Image Credit: Yamen Saraiji