Yamen Saraiji from Keio University Graduate School of Media Design has just demonstrated a special backpack with limbs that can be controlled by another person using VR for this purpose.
The device weighs approximately 9.5 kg and has two arms, each of which has seven articulated joints. There are also cameras showing what the person wearing the backpack sees. The device is controlled by the Oculus Rift and two controllers. So one person puts on the backpack and the other controls it. Interestingly, mechanical hands can be replaced with straps wrapped around the wrists and thus have even better control over the movements of the other one. The device also has a built-in computer that sends data between the person wearing it and the controlling person. The controlling person sees everything with the help of the camera, when he changes the position of his head, he also moves the arm with the camera analogously. You are probably interested in why who needs such a device? It can be useful for learning how to use various machines, during space walks or during rehabilitation.
Currently, Yamen and students are looking for a person who would be able to finance the launch of such a device. So far, only the prototype is available, which is shown in order to get the appropriate money.