Sony patents PSP-controlled spy car

More goodies out of Sony's party bag of patents, this one involving a remote-controlled car that can be navigated using a PlayStation Portable.

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More goodies out of Sony's party bag of patents, this one involving a remote-controlled car that can be navigated using a PlayStation Portable.

While this seems to be merely exchanging the remote for a PSP and goes where cell phones have gone before, it does add an interesting dimension--a camera mounted on top. According to the patent, visual data from the camera is beamed back to the PSP so the user can navigate obstacles or record and save a movie. Which opens up possibilities such as spying on friends carrying out surveillance work. Or even turning this idea into a patrolling security device for the home.

The patent also states that this can be used for a racing game within "augmented-reality zones" to spice up gameplay. Now all we need is a nitro-powered remote-control car that drifts, and we have a winner.

(Source: Crave Asia via Siliconera)

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