Originally Posted by Maxxa
Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI
I'm, a little underwhelmed, actually I'm a lot underwhelmed. It's really big and doesn't actually do very much. We already have robots that let a doctor perform surgery from another continent, if you want to interact with things from a distance this is the wrong technology.
It would be really cool to see some board games designed for it though.
It's a proof of concept thing. It proves the ability to have an interactive dynamic physical display. Remote robotics are very specialized and really couldn't be used outside of what they were designed for.
Nokia demonstrated a concept phone design call the Human Form a year or two ago and part of their concept design was textures from images and this is one step closer to making stuff like that a reality. Oh an I wouldn't mind being able to pet my cat while I'm at work.
So far the options that have come up in this thread are: A 3D display, which is the title of the thread so that one is probably the best application. And a new bed for old people.
If you wanted to remotely pet your cat, the only way I can think of doing that is to put another 3D display on your cat, kind of like an old Pin Point
, and have that information transmitted to a table in front of you. Then you could pet the impression of the cat and have that input transmitted back to the cat, but getting a cat to sit there while being engulfed by pins doesn't sound likely. A mobile robotic arm would be a much better choice, and you could actually get the mail and do useful stuff like that with it.
If I remember correctly those things are getting good enough to remotely transmit your signature