Drawing the World

Illustrations and Curations
by Keith Nakamura

June 14, 2012 at 10:49am
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theweekmagazine:

Sticking to an exercise routine takes dedication, and many fitness junkies swear that a running companion can be a huge help. That’s why researchers have developed “Joggobot,” a quad-rotor helicopter drone designed to motivate joggers by flying in front of them. 
The aerial robot uses its camera to spot a colorful pattern on a T-shirt worn by the jogger, and flies at a safe distance ahead. The runner can control Joggobot using a smartphone: In “companion mode,” the drone simply maintains the jogger’s pace; in “coach mode,” it pushes its human trainee a little faster.
Don’t worry, there’s a video

theweekmagazine:

Sticking to an exercise routine takes dedication, and many fitness junkies swear that a running companion can be a huge help. That’s why researchers have developed “Joggobot,” a quad-rotor helicopter drone designed to motivate joggers by flying in front of them. 

The aerial robot uses its camera to spot a colorful pattern on a T-shirt worn by the jogger, and flies at a safe distance ahead. The runner can control Joggobot using a smartphone: In “companion mode,” the drone simply maintains the jogger’s pace; in “coach mode,” it pushes its human trainee a little faster.

Don’t worry, there’s a video

(via emergentfutures)

Notes

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    people would freak out if they saw some one...street with that thing chasing them.
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    Soon to be available in Killbot and Zombie spotter models…
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    The fuck…. #Want
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    I want one!
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    Sticking to an exercise routine takes dedication, and many fitness junkies swear that a running companion can be a huge...
  26. phantasmaa reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    Sounds fucking dope, I ain’t no jogger though #lazy
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    I already tried doing its job!