Friday, October 23, 2009

Remote-Controlled Human

Look at the picture. When the man moves his joystick to the left, the helmet on the girl’s head pulls her left ear, signally that she should go left. When he moves his joystick to the right, the opposite occurs.

Thomas Ricker of Engadget speculates about the one application for this device from Kajimoto Laboratory: a navigation aid for the blind. With a GPS system added, it could be used to give the visually impaired greater independence.

But I have another in mind: a wife-trainer. With some additions, this could be used to train a wife to follow instructions, just by tugging on her ears as needed.

Will it work? Well, there's only one way to find out for sure!

UPDATE: No, it will not. The apparatus suffered a catastrophic mechanical/anatomical failure. I declare the experiment unsuccessful.

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