Scientific Blogging reports that researchers at Keio University in Tokyo have developed an iPhone app for controlling robots. An excerpt:
“Walky” takes advantage of an iPhone or iPod’s touchscreen to create an intuitive interface that requires virtually no learning. Your fingers simulate the robot’s legs: a walking motion using the index and middle fingers makes the robot walk, tapping the screen makes it jump up and down, and a flicking motion with one finger elicits a kicking motion.
Watch a video here.
I wonder whether Isaac Asimov is amused.