How to Brush Your Cat Remotely Using a Robot, a Kinect and a Treadmill

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Mon, Jan 9th, 2012 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

In what must be the ultimate feat of geekery -- or animal cruelty, judging by the unimpressed look on the cat's face -- supergeek taylorveltrop shows us how to remotely brush a cat using a robot, a Microsoft Kinect, Wii remotes, a treadmill and a ton of ingenuity. Someone needs to give this guy a job building robots right now.

This is the culmination of my last year's work. I control the robot's arms through the Kinect and Wii remotes. I control the robot's navigation through the Kinect and treadmill. I control the robot's head through the head mounted display (HMD). I also see through the robot's eyes with the HMD.

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