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MAR 29, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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European Space Agency testing 'touchy-feely' robot-controlling joystick

An innovative new robot control system will be huddled inside the European Space Agency's next ship heading to the International Space Station. It's a joystick that is designed to remotely control robots from space with a particular emphasis on haptic feedback. To compensate for the effects of zero-g, the joystick can be mounted to the space station or, as pictured above, directly to the astronaut. The haptic feedback is important for enabling precise and complex controls of remote robots — so that their human operators can use their sense of touch to perform tasks.

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