Wiimote-control your i-SOBOT with Robodance 4!

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.

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