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January 25, 2007

Filed under: gaming»hardware»control

Armed and Dangerous

As Hackaday observed, I wish I had an industrial robot to play with. A couple of robotic engineers linked the Wii controller up to a robot arm with a fast response time, and quickly had it playing tennis or swordfighting. The motions are basically canned and matched to a set of prerecorded swings, but they explain how it could be converted to a more real-time system.

I wonder what the price tag on one of those arms would be? Not even just for this. I'd train it to spray water at the cat.

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