Scientists have developed an interface between reality and virtual reality in which, in a sense, virtual reality can control reality.
The puppet-like system is called "Ubibot" (short for "ubiquitous robot"), and is a composite of three different types of robots: Sobot a software robot (a virtual reality avatar), Mobot a mobile robot, and Embot an embedded robot.
(Via Future Scanner.)
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