Like the Nintendo Wii game controller, the Motus Darwin lets video gamers control digital characters using physical gestures; unlike the Wii, it doesn’t determine its position by triangulating with an infrared emitter fastened to the television. Instead, it measures gravitational forces and its own orientation with respect to magnetic north. So it doesn’t get confused if its line of sight to the emitter is broken–by obstacles, or by gestures that yank it out of range.
Credit: Christopher Harting
Product: Motus Darwin
Cost: $79 to $99
Other products in this section:
Learn from the humans leading the way in intelligent machines at EmTech Next. Register Today!
June 11-12, 2019
How artificial intelligence is helping farmers and babies in the developing world
Health workers are using smartphones and AI tools to spot low-birth weight babies in India.
Alexa needs a robot body to escape the confines of today’s AI
The man behind Amazon’s voice assistant says AI programs need to see and explore the world if they’re ever going to attain real understanding.
Why AI researchers should reconsider protesting involvement in military projects
One Defense Department advisor suggests that “constructive engagement” will be more successful than opting out.