Steer your anti-sniper bot with an Xbox pad

Meet the RedOwl, a $150,000 robot intended to hunt enemy snipers for the U.S. military. The RedOwl boasts impressive precision detection, sharpshooter pathfinding, and the ability to "read a nametag from across a football field."

This powerful robot is run via a keyboard, but how does one steer a mega-expensive piece of military equipment? With a modified Xbox controller, of course. Unfortunately, they don't specify which model -- we're hoping it's either the 360 model or the original Xbox's smaller S variant. Sorry, but we want comfort when steering robots worth many times our annual salaries.

[Thanks, killr0y and Devastator; RedOwl concept image credit]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.