Wiimote Diffuses Bombs

By: Mitch Belfry - 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.