Wiimote Diffuses Bombs

By: Mitch Belfry - Published: Apr 1, 2008   Updated: Mar 24 2011 • References: metro
The Wii Remote now has a new application in the real world. The U.S. Military is experimenting with using the Wiimote to control a bomb-defusing robot. The idea is that this new method will make bomb disposal safer.

Sure wish I could get a chance to play with it:although I'd probably get hurt.

Implications - Video games allow players to leave reality and enter fantasy worlds, but perhaps they should be viewed as a source for concepts that can be applied to real world innovation -- such as this remote for diffusing bombs. Inspiration can come from the most unexpected of places, and the virtual world of games is just one of those places. Stats for Wii for Military Use Trending: Older & Chilly
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