Innovation Lab: The Biggest Ideas in Tech This Week

By Tim Maytom


If you’ve been to one of Dot Media’s events, you’ll know that our Innovation Lab hosts companies presenting cutting-edge technology that’s poised to transform the market with groundbreaking ideas and solutions.

In that spirit, we’ve taken a step beyond the world of apps, ads and handsets with slightly bigger screens, in order to share some of the tech world’s most innovative ideas. They might be interesting, disruptive or just outright strange, but these are the stories that have caught our eye over the past week.

Oculus Rift-controlled Robot to Beam Footage Back from the Moon

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in America are developing a robot that will be controlled by the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, as part of bid for Google’s $30m prize for sending video back from the moon. The team has partnered with space firm Astrobotic and is planning to send the robot to the moon using Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

The lunar rover robot will feature dual-mounted cameras controlled by the motion-sensitive Oculus Rift headset back on Earth, enabling users to explore the surface of the moon in real time. The team is one of 18 worldwide competing for the Lunar X-Prize.

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Source:: Mobile App News