The Boring Company shows off a new way to operate its machines: an Xbox controller

Elon Musk’s Boring Company showed off a new method for operating one of its massive boring machines: an Xbox controller. The company posted a short video on Twitter showing off an operator controlling a section of the machine with the device. [Read More]

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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company showed off a new method for operating one of its massive boring machines: an Xbox controller.
The company posted a short video on Twitter showing off an operator controlling a section of the machine with the device.
On Twitter, Musk noted that the video shows off one of the company’s new machines.
Best video game ever pic.twitter.com/DlGFsji76l — The Boring Company (@boringcompany) September 8, 2018This isn’t the first time a gaming controller has been repurposed for non-game activities: the USS Colorado went into service earlier this year with a Xbox 360 controller onboard to control its photonic masts.
Singer notes that “by using video game controllers, the military can piggyback on the billions of dollars that game companies have already spent designing controllers and training up an entire generation in their use” for battlefield robots.

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The impact of the gaming industry… using an Xbox controller to operate a massive boring machine. #Technology #Agile #Trend

Source: The Verge