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Last Updated: Wednesday March 26 2008 18:21 GMT

US Army robots using Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii remote

The latest high-tech military robots are being controlled by something lots of you might find in your living rooms - the controller from a Nintendo Wii.

Because the Wii-mote is easy to get to grips with, it's now being looked at as away of directing robots that are used to clear dangerous mine-fields.

The controllers that were first checked out needed lots of concentration.

But because the Wii-mote is so simple, it allows the users to concentrate more on what's around the robot.