VIDEO GAME SYSTEM COMBINING GAMING SIMULATION WITH REMOTE ROBOT CONTROL AND REMOTE ROBOT FEEDBACK

  • US 20060223637A1
  • Filed: 03/30/2006
  • Published: 10/05/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2005
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for combined on-screen and off-screen user entertainment, said apparatus comprising:

  • a mobile toy vehicle that varies its position and orientation within the physical world in response to received control commands, the mobile toy vehicle including a drive system, an on-board camera, and a wireless communication link;

    a portable gaming system running gaming software, the portable gaming system including a visual display, user input controls, and a wireless communication link;

    said portable gaming system operative to receive real-time camera data from said mobile toy vehicle over said communication link and display a representation of said camera data upon said visual display, said portable gaming system also operative and send control commands to said mobile toy vehicle over said communication link in response to user manipulation of said user input control; and

    gaming software running upon said portable gaming system, said gaming software operative to monitor game play and provide the user with a simulated vehicle, the simulated vehicle combining the real-world functions and features of the mobile toy vehicle with simulated features and functions that are overlaid upon the visual display of the camera data and/or introduced into the control interface between the user and the mobile toy vehicle.

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