Revolutionizing Human-Robot Interaction:Extend Robotics,SenseGlove &QuarkXR, cross country telerobot
In the rapidly evolving world of robotics and extended reality (XR) technology, a groundbreaking partnership has emerged, poised to reshape the way humans interact with robots. Extend Robotics, a trailblazing robotics company, SenseGlove, a leading XR haptic feedback glove manufacturer, and QuarkXR, a cutting-edge XR software developer specializing in cloud VR applications, have successfully integrated their technologies to create a seamless and intuitive human-robot interface XR application.
Extend Robotics has demonstrated low latency immersive teleoperation of a robotic arm located in Reading UK. The operator sits in Istanbul, Turkey, using senseglove to provide gesture input.
This innovation is set to empower operators to control robots using their natural gestures while providing an immersive experience through cloud-based VR technology. In this blog post, we'll delve into this exciting development and explore its potential impact on various industries.
The Convergence of Robotics, Extended Reality, and Cloud VR
Extended Reality (XR) technology has steadily made its way into various industries, offering immersive and interactive experiences that bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds. XR encompasses Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR), each with its unique capabilities. Extend Robotics recognised the potential of XR in enhancing human-robot interaction and decided to partner with SenseGlove, a pioneer in XR haptic feedback gloves, and QuarkXR, a leader in XR software development with a focus on cloud VR applications, to create an XR application that allows operators to control robots intuitively.
SenseGlove's XR Haptic Feedback Gloves
At the core of this collaboration is SenseGlove's expertise in developing XR haptic feedback gloves, which provide users with a sense of touch in virtual environments. These gloves are equipped with sensors and actuators that mimic the sensation of touch, allowing users to interact with virtual objects and feel their size, stiffness and texture. This technology is essential for creating a natural and immersive human-robot interface, as it enables operators to feel and manipulate objects in the digital space with unparalleled precision.
Extend Robotics' Expertise in Robotic Control
Extend Robotics specializes in creating advanced robotic control systems. Their expertise lies in developing intuitive and efficient control interfaces for robots, making it easier for operators to execute complex tasks with precision. By integrating SenseGlove's XR haptic feedback gloves into their robotic control system, Extend Robotics has taken a giant leap toward revolutionising the way humans interact with robots.
QuarkXR's Cloud VR Software Expertise
QuarkXR brings a wealth of expertise in XR software development to the table, with a unique focus on cloud VR applications for professional use cases. Their cloud-based VR technology enables users to access immersive XR experiences from anywhere, enhancing collaboration and accessibility. By collaborating with QuarkXR, Extend Robotics and SenseGlove ensure that their XR application leverages the power of cloud VR for an even more realistic, versatile and scalable solution.
The Human-Robot Interface XR Application
The result of this partnership is an extended reality application that offers operators an unprecedented level of control over robots. Operators wear SenseGlove's XR haptic feedback gloves and use their natural hand and finger gestures to manipulate robotic arms and tools in a virtual environment. QuarkXR's cloud VR technology enhances the immersive experience by providing realistic visual and auditory feedback through a cloud-based infrastructure. This combination not only enhances precision but also reduces the learning curve for operating complex robotic systems.
Applications Across Industries
Extend Robotics, SenseGlove, and QuarkXR's human-robot interface XR application, enhanced by cloud VR, has the potential to disrupt and revolutionize a wide range of industries:
1. Manufacturing and Assembly: In manufacturing, operators can use natural hand gestures to control robotic arms for tasks such as precision assembly, quality inspection, and material handling, all through a cloud-based VR platform.
2. Healthcare: Surgeons can perform remote surgeries with greater dexterity and precision, leveraging XR haptic feedback and cloud VR to feel tissue resistance and ensure optimal outcomes.
3. Construction: Construction workers can operate heavy machinery and remotely control robotic tools with ease, improving safety and productivity on job sites, with real-time feedback delivered through cloud VR.
4. Space Exploration: Astronauts can control robots on distant planets using intuitive gestures, making exploration and research more efficient, with data transmitted via cloud VR.
5. Teleoperation: Remote operators can use the XR application to control robots in hazardous environments, such as disaster response or deep-sea exploration, supported by cloud VR's remote access capabilities.
The successful integration of SenseGlove's XR haptic feedback gloves, Extend Robotics' robotic control system, and QuarkXR's cloud VR software marks a significant milestone in the world of human-robot interaction. This partnership promises to transform the way humans collaborate with robots, making it more intuitive, immersive, and efficient. As this innovative XR application, enhanced by cloud VR, finds its way into various industries, it has the potential to enhance productivity, safety, and precision across the board, ushering in a new era of human-robot collaboration that was once the stuff of science fiction. Extend Robotics, SenseGlove, and QuarkXR's joint venture, with cloud VR and XR haptic feedback gloves at its core, paves the way for a future where technology enables us to seamlessly connect with and control the machines that make our lives better.