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US Military Uses Nintendo To Defuse Bombs

US Military Uses Nintendo To Defuse Bombs


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And according to metro.co.uk, scientists have created the Packbot, a machine-gun-toting robot which uses Wii technology to clear mines and bombs.

Nintendo first launched the Wiimotes in 2006. Its controllers detect the motion of players’ hands and beam their hand motions to the console which are then converted to gameplay.

However this is the first time they have been adapted for actual war purposes, where the use of standard remote controls is common.

But Packbot is not the first weapon to use gaming technology. America’s seven-tonne attack robot ‘Crusher’ is operated by a Microsoft Xbox 360 controller.