The new version of Reachy can be controlled with a Virtual Reality headset and the operator can, from a distance, be seeing what the robot is seeing. The command can be used to control the robotic arm to manipulate and pick up objects. This is the main novelty of the humanoid robot created by the French startup Pollen Robotics and which was presented in this year’s edition of CES.
The company explains that this new functionality can be used, for example, to train the robot to learn new tasks. The humanoide is developed on an open source robotic platform and costs about 17 thousand dollars, explains the Tech Crunch.
The on-board computer uses the ROS 2 operating system in its latest version and Reachy’s cameras have been improved over the previous version.
See the video the company used during its presentation.