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This basic idea could be replicated with an iPhone as the ‘brains’ and Oculus could be replaced with more sophisticated, all terrain robot platforms which can climb or drive or even fly. For instance, the voice recognition of the iPhone could be utilised or even a small projector rather than a screen could be incorporated. Companion style robots could also be used with health and elder care modularity. Also interesting to know that OCULUS was funded through Kickstarter a community funding web site.
I get the feeling that anything is possible with the foundations of this idea. Just brilliant!