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Tomy’s i-SOBOT usually requires users to punch in one of 147 different keycodes on its monster handheld controller to get things moving, but a couple enterprising hackers have developed a control system that lets you get it on mo-cap style using a Wiimote and the nunchuk attachment. The secret is the upcoming Robodance 4 software, which maps the i-SOBOTs commands to the Wiimote and a GUI for complex scripted macros — which means it’ll be even easier to pretend that the bot is actually your real friend. Check a vid of the system in action, apparently shot in someone’s underground bunker, after the break.
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