IPhone Sets A New Trend in Controlling Androids

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Who would ever thought that anybody can make an Android walk, run and jump even without having to create that robot? Adding to the IPhone vs Droid debate, IPhone is now capable of controlling androids with simple movements of the users fingers.

This new technology called 'Walky' was developed by Keio University in Tokyo especially designed to control androids. "More specifically, they've created an interface that puts control of a bipedal humanoid robot right at your fingertips."

"Walky" makes use of an IPhone's screen, enabling the robot to move with the simple movements of the fingers. Traditionally, controllers like joystick.paddles and buttons were used to control video games and remote-controlled gadgets and robots, but they do not necessarily have natural relations that's why they are difficult for first time users.

However, "Walky" uses simple commands that even newbies can get to enjoy this new technology. To operate "Walky", using the index and middle finger will make the robot walk, tapping the screen makes it jump up and down, and a flicking motion with one finger initiates a kicking motion.

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Below is a video showing a demonstration of an IPhone controlling a bipedal robot.

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