A digger operated via an Oculus Rift and a controller
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Controlling a digger with an Oculus Rift

29 July 2014 Last updated at 09:03 BST

An Oculus Rift and a controller connected to a computer have been combined to operate a digger remotely.

The aim is to make controlling heavy machinery more immersive and responsive for the operator and also improve safety.

BBC Click's LJ Rich reports.

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