Miruko eyeball bot: For games and freaking everyone out

Camera robot in the shape of an eyeball is capable of tracking objects and faces.

Each player wears one robotic eyeball on his or her arm. Got the feeling you're being watched? YouTube screenshot/CNET

Miruko is a camera robot in the shape of an eyeball capable of tracking objects and faces. According to its creators, it can be used for augmented-reality games. According to me, it sucks people's souls.

In this particular game captured in the video, Miruko--which has a wireless CMOS camera embedded in its iris--scans the real world for virtual monsters (ooook), fixing its aim when it finds one. Then the player can capture the monster using the iPhone camera, which is connected via Wi-Fi to the wearable robot.

We're still trying to track down more information on Miruko's maker, and on when we might start seeing this eyeball watching our every move.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

 

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