Engadget: NASA JPL Controls Rover with Leap Motion

As Luo explains, one of JPL’s main goals is to build tools to control robots needed for space exploration. Seeing as the gaming industry is already rife with user-friendly controllers ripe for the plucking, it made sense to harness them for the job.

I have a friend who recently started working at JPL. Despite the massive NASA cutbacks (even with a mostly replenished Planetary Exploration budget), he seems very enthused about the big shots they want to take. Europa or bust!

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