Archive for the ‘Wii’ Category

Website launched!

星期五, 一月 11th, 2008

The Wii revolution has taught us that it doesn’t take a Hollywood block-buster scale game to get us interested in playing. With the Wii technology, there is so much opportunity that waiting to be explored, and simple mini-games on the PC can be made even more interesting when incorporated with the Wii-remote. I hope with this site can help gamers to turn their computer into Wiis, and designer build interesting Wiimote-enabled games to share with others online. I want to truely make the Wii experience for EVERYONE!

A year after the Wii’s release, it is still extremely hard to buy. People sometimes have to pay double the price to buy them on ebay. The following website shows average consumer how to turn your laptop or desktop PC into a Wii-like machine in less than 10 minutes and for less than $50. Video tutorials are included.

The site also includes information for casual programmers to setup their systems to create motion-enabled minigames. Hopefully, we will see more freely available wii-like games available for gamers to download and play in the near future.

Wii Builder

Using Wii-mote to teach Humanoid Robot pick things up

星期三, 八月 1st, 2007

A following up experiment with the wii-mote:
In this video the humanoid robot is controlled by the user via a wii-mote. Being in the same context as the robot, the teleoperation process feels very intuitive and natural. After the teaching, the robot can potentially use the training data to sequence its own controllers together to repeat the behavior in a different setting, e.g. a sorting task.

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WiiBot: The Tutorial

星期二, 三月 20th, 2007

The WiiBot guys posted an nice article on “How to build a sword-wielding, tennis-playing, WiiMote-controlled, friendly robot”. The description on how they did the pattern recognition is definitely useful.


Hacking a sensor bar for the Wii

星期一, 三月 19th, 2007

It turns out that the wii sensor bar is just an array of IR leds. The actual sensor is in the remote. The video faked the IR signal using a pair of standard remotes. This is great news for people like me who want to use the wii remote as a gesture interface but dont want to attach an actual wii to the system. :)
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Wii-mote Driving Simulated Mobile Robot

星期四, 一月 25th, 2007

WiiMoteMy first attempt at programming with the wii-mote . It seems to be a perfect device for creating natural gesture interfaces for controlling robots, especially arm and hand movements.

This is a test on a simulated robot. Next step is to control a real bi-manual humanoid robot (Dexter) and a self-balancing mobile manipulator robot (uBot). Stay tuned!

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