Ok, this is pretty sweet. With the soon-to-be-released Robodance 4 software, not only will you be able to control an i-SOBOT from your computer, you’ll be able to control this awesome little humanoid with a Nintendo Wii controller! You can even set up Robodance so that i-SOBOT mimics gestures made with the Wiimote. You’ll need a Bluetooth adapter to talk to the Wiimote and a USB-UIRT to send commands to the i-SOBOT, and then you’re in business. Be sure to sign up for the Robodance mailing list, so you’ll be informed as soon as Version 4 is released to the public.
[Edit] Just to clear up any confusion, here’s what’s actually going on: The Wii controller sends your input to a computer via Bluetooth, Robodance translates the controller input to i-SOBOT commands, then the UIRT broadcasts these commands to the i-SOBOT in the form of IR pulses. I can’t wait to try this out, since it sounds a heck of a lot easier than remembering all the button combinations necessary to operate I-SOBOT from its stock controller.
Found via Engadget.