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Flying Robot running partner for solo joggers

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Another example of practical apps for robots: A research team from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has modified a commercially-available quadrocopter and turned it into an autonomous, flying running partner for solo joggers.

Researchers from RMIT in Melbourne, Australia have developed a flying running companion called Joggobot. The system uses the built-in camera on a commercially-available Parrot AR Drone quadrocopter to track the position of a jogger, and fly a few feet out in front. While the current version has some serious limitations, there is huge potential for the development of a fully interactive training partner or coach in the very near future.

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Written by Teresa Escrig

June 12th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

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