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i've been watching robotics;notes (which isn't about my ai for robotics notes from last semester thankfully) and everybody has weatherproof phablets with nifty AR features that they all keep side-holstered and maybe it's noteworthy how their digital existences seem tied to them but i'm more intrigued by how the batteries seem to last forever and how they seem to be a legit competitive gaming platform.

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hci-related robotics;notes blathering 

and also the MC is basically playing a twin-stick shooter on their phablet for half the anime and when it comes to controlling a real robot, prefers to use the same interface? which makes me wonder how it that works if he isn't staring at the screen. do the twin sticks transpose on the screen to whether his fingers press? how error-tolerant is the device to him accidentally lifting his fingers off the screen then momentarily (distinguishing between transposing controls vs pushing a stick to the extremes of a range)? Or maybe it's just muscle memory or mb there's some sort of haptics involved? How does a touch-based interface manage to be expressive (capable of controlling various dimensions and triggering various techniques) yet error-tolerant?

also i find myself thinking about maybe what sorts of connections the phablet controller has with the physical robot (probably bluetooth? in that case, how does it manage 10+ feet ranges, does real bluetooth do that?)

also i should stop procrastinating and get back to class readings

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