iPhone-Controlled Robot is Able to Play Soccer (Video)

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You probably imagined that you’d get to control a tiny robot with the aid of a joystick or remote control in the not so remote future, but the solution comes, once again from Apple. Since joysticks aren’t that good when it comes to robot control, the iPhone is up for the task, thanks to the interface developed by a couple of grad students at Japan’s Keio University.


The robot control interface is based on finger swipes, presses and taps, as you can see in the video above. Boy, is that robot snappy or what? The control mechanism also relies on the iPhone’s accelerometer and multitouch screen and we’re impressed by the fluid movements of the tiny gadget, hopping around and performing sidesteps.

We want a bunch of these thingies playing football… now!

[via Engadget Mobile]