Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wii Remotes used in battlefield bomb disposal

The US military has integrated Wiimotes into it's Packbot bomb disposal bots. Operators can now operate the bot using the Wii Remote which New Scientist reports has allowed handlers to more intuitively navigate the bomb disposal unit. The rumble feature of the Remote is also used as a feedback system to warn the user of the proximity of an explosive.

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