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Date: 01/31/07 02:01 AM

36 Responses to Wiibot

  1. Profile photo of stevie.f
    stevie.f Female 18-29
    38 posts
    January 30, 2007 at 10:12 pm
    Link: Wiibot - Robot arm hooked up to a Wii.
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    xboxman Male 13-17
    381 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 2:31 am
    Hah, by this rate, our obesity will cover the planet!
  3. Profile photo of blahbored
    blahbored Male 70 & Over
    308 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 2:48 am
    Hey, almost looks like the robots my dad used to build...although they were used for more useful things...like painting the bodies of cars.

    OH! and I wonder if this thing could overcome that blue thing that guy built, posted on ehre earlier, that shot out tennis balls? ! o:

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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
    1360 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 3:53 am
    creeeepy...
    wonder whether you`d get first degree murder or manslaughter for killing someone with one of those...
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    Illville502 Male 18-29
    82 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 3:59 am
    POINTLESS
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    rawr_noozle Female 18-29
    211 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 4:36 am
    Yeah, it`s pointless, but it`s neat anyway.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 4:55 am
    It`d be cooler if the moves didn`t have to be pre-programmed into the `bots computer.
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    jebler Male 18-29
    1142 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 4:55 am
    next video will be called i just took a crap. about a guy who took a crap and felt the need to share with the internet. thats about how useful or entertaining this video is.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 5:49 am
    This is exactly what I wanted to see about the Wii.

    Now I know that the Wii has a very basic movements recognition programation. I was expecting it since it`s basicly just a gamecube with a different controller.

    I will need to try the Wii before I buy it now because im not sure im going to like it if it can`t easily replicate my movements.

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    maples Male 13-17
    1217 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 8:07 am
    ^dont get it. dont get the ps3 either, until its cheaper.

    this is one of the post pointless things ive ever seen.

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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 8:22 am
    Cool. And people, there are a LOT worse links on IAB.
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    Delfette Female 18-29
    173 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 9:12 am
    ^CheeseMan1: I think people are just biased towards anything with the word "Wii" in it.
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    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2007 at 9:41 am
    ^I think you`re biased against anything with the word "Wii" in it. Sony fan boys always go straight for the Nintendo fan boy`s jugular. Give it a rest.

    As for the video, it`s interesting enough that they turned a Wii controller into a robot controller, but I stopped watching after the one guy got hit by the tennis ball.

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    scottthebum Male 18-29
    383 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 10:47 am
    that long delay sucked.
    while the wii responds pretty much instantaneously, their program doesnt interpret until just under a second later. knowing anything, the wii prolly analyzes the user`s motion a lot more, too.
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    Vidd Male 13-17
    23 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 10:55 am
    ^Groogle: What, is this like the only video of a Wiimote you`ve seen? A. The Wiimote has very exact motion sensing, B. This video is only of gesture-based control, which is SIMILAR, but not the same, and C. THIS IS NOT A GAME. They made that in their spare time. Therefore, there`s a teeeeensy chance that`s not the same thing as what you`d get in a game.
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    j_pratt_2003 Male 13-17
    68 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 11:32 am
    Yeh Groogle Just sayin that the Wii Really does replicate your movements
    worth buying
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    maizcul Male 13-17
    73 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 11:43 am
    This video shows nothing of how the Wii "accepts" movements controls. I think you`ll be pleasently surprised when you try it. also ... this was really pointless. I stopped at the guy getting hit too.
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    bumblecock Male 18-29
    643 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 1:13 pm
    I wanna be just like those guys.
  19. Profile photo of Delfette
    Delfette Female 18-29
    173 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 1:54 pm
    farquaadhnch: "I think you`re biased against anything with the word "Wii" in it. Sony fan boys always go straight for the Nintendo fan boy`s jugular. Give it a rest."

    I was saying that the link wasn`t bad, it is just another excuse to hate on the Wii. Maybe you should actually read the post (and the one it refers to) so next time you feel the need troll around, you won`t look like a douche.

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    drugster Male 13-17
    317 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 2:22 pm
    meh..
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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2007 at 2:39 pm
    it`s just hooked up to the controller... not the actually wii
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    Custom_hobo Male 13-17
    737 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 2:39 pm
    The Wii remote can SENSE your movements exactly. But it doesn`t replicate them, not with the current games you can buy.
    Can you imagine how huge the debugging process would be to have an EXACT pattern to patten movement?
    For now, the Wii games can accept and read the movements, similarise them to a pre-inputted motion line, and carry out whatever the gamer wants.

    So you can buy a Wii, because it isn`t the CONSOLE that doesn`t read exact movements, it`s only the current games.


    Also, this was a pretty awesome robot thing. A litle pointless, but fun all the same.

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    Vidd Male 13-17
    23 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 3:08 pm
    ^Uh, I don`t see why debugging exact pattern to pattern movement would be difficult at all. The hard part is making your movements control the game in a rational way.
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    excelman Male 30-39
    418 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 3:13 pm
    No if these guys can attach the are to a walking robot and hook up a machine gun to it, then we`d have something to talk about
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    tezzanator Male 13-17
    145 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 3:39 pm
    Thats not connected to a wii :/

    Thats:
    Wiimote >> Bluetooth >> PC >> Program >> Robotic arm... Nothing hard, providing you have the robotic arm

  26. Profile photo of shinu
    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 4:10 pm
    cool... i liked the sword
  27. Profile photo of Unanswered
    Unanswered Male 13-17
    239 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 8:27 pm
    We need more videos of robots doing cool stuff on IAB.
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    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1364 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 8:51 pm
    once i saw it had a tennis racket in its hand i was like oh this is gunna be stupid but than they put the sword in his hands! :->
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    Mogulman Male 18-29
    295 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 9:20 pm
    what a waste of time.... these guys could have spent the money making this doing something useful...
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    majwhite Male 18-29
    250 posts
    January 31, 2007 at 10:36 pm
    well . . . i want one
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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
    2074 posts
    February 1, 2007 at 12:50 am
    Pretty cool.
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1498 posts
    February 1, 2007 at 1:12 am
    That`s kinda gay because first of all they it doesn`t work, secound of all they wasted a perfectly good robot arm, and last of all it makes me feel bad that i can`t even afford a wii let alone a wiimote and a robotic arm.
  33. Profile photo of stevie.f
    stevie.f Female 18-29
    38 posts
    February 1, 2007 at 10:55 am
    it was the sword that made it go from only vaguely interesting to cool for me
  34. Profile photo of Robot_Jesus
    Robot_Jesus Male 13-17
    25 posts
    February 1, 2007 at 6:20 pm
    If they made it 1:1 then I would be impresed.
  35. Profile photo of MRMike
    MRMike Male 13-17
    217 posts
    February 1, 2007 at 11:00 pm
    Wow.. people are using the wii for something else other than playing a game? What has this world come to!?
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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    April 21, 2007 at 1:00 pm
    put a gatlin gun an the end and it might be funny to see in the streets

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