07 Oct Adobe AIR driving the military of tomorrow
A blog entry about an Adobe Flash/AIR interface for the US military that is used to drive a cutting edge combat robot with an XBox 360 controller.
I wanted to share this because for a short blog entry it touches on a lot of interesting topics for example:
- Adobe AIR (see definition below)
- High-end game remote control APIs (according to some of the comments there is an API for the Wii-mote)
- Using Adobe products in the military
- “Wade also mentioned how the XBOX controller is preferred as young troops are accustomed to it” – all i can say is… woah..
Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) is a cross-platform runtime environment for building rich Internet applications using Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, HTML, or Ajax, that can be deployed as a desktop application.
Reading the comments was also interesting.