US Army robots using Nintendo Wii

The latest high-tech military robots are being controlled by something lots of you might find in your living rooms - the controller from a Nintendo Wii.

Because the Wii-mote is easy to get to grips with, it's now being looked at as away of directing robots that are used to clear dangerous mine-fields.

The controllers that were first checked out needed lots of concentration.

But because the Wii-mote is so simple, it allows the users to concentrate more on what's around the robot.

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rmedtx8883648d ago

It's always good that video game hardware can be used for other applications. This sounds like a great use for the wii-mote.