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 Feb 05, 2007 - 10:02 AM - by Michael
* Sword, Robot, Wii?

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Anyone want to use a Wii remote to control a crazy sword-wielding robot?

Even better is this video at US Mechatronics.

The idea was to take one industrial robot, add a laptop talking to a WiiMote, strap on a tennis racket, have it follow the swings that the user makes, and do it all in a few hours on a Saturday so we could get back to our busy schedules. Of course we had to put on a sword too, and if there was time, maybe an Airsoft gun. Also, we wanted it to fight people, but you can?t have everything.

 

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