Beam me up, handyPosted: September 21, 2012
If you were to list the most famous sci-fi quotes of all time, ‘Beam me up, Scotty’ from Star Trek would be up there with the best. While teleporting people from one world to the other may still be fantasy, CSIRO is making steps in that direction.
We have developed a new system which beams a pair of virtual hands from one spot to another. It may sound a bit wacky, but there is some serious science behind the technology.
Known as ReMoTe, the system is designed for people in industry, who need technical help fixing or working with equipment, but may be hundreds of miles away from the person who can help them. By putting on the ReMoTe helmet, two people can share vision, sound, and even hand movements.
The system was originally designed for the mining industry, but the mind boggles as to where someone might find a use for it one day.