Posts Tagged ‘Wii’

Apparently, Wii’re Really Functional!

I found this article today, again discussing Wii hardware and technology used in real world applications.  Keyquote from David Bruemner, one of the Packbot’s engineers:

“Our tests show 90 per cent of the operator’s workload goes into driving the robot rather than keeping an eye on the sensor data.”

The Wiimote is far more intuitive because movements of the hand directly translate into movements of the robot. Bruemmer says it should allow soldiers to control the robots more instinctively, freeing them up to pay closer attention to the incoming sensor data. (para 4-5)