Oculus Rift headsets used to help Norwegian Army drive tanks

By Shawn Knight ยท 8 replies
May 6, 2014
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  1. Driving a tank or an armored vehicle of any sort in a game like Battlefield may seem easy once you get the hang of the controls but truth be told, it's incredibly difficult to pull off in real life. Complex...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Nice, now the driver can revert to to playing a game when there's a lull in the battle.
    Jad Chaar likes this.
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Did that guy say there's a taco in the road? (2:12)

    Good points about the military vs. civilian costs there. And a very good point about synthetic vs. natural vision. I think at some point in the distant future that the synthetic vision could provide more benefits than their detraction.
  4. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    This is a really neat step forward. But the only difference between a game and real life battle is that you can't regenerate like you can in COD xD This is seriously cool though. I like any advancements that help the military do their work more thoroughly and efficiently. =D
  5. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    Next news: American army playing Call of Duty to help them get ready for combat.
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  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    Not till they have fully capable humanoid robots. Sounds like a movie I saw one time.
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    This scene from the avengers came to mind: http://goo.gl/cCMpQ
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  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,949

    Dude, the idea is that once you put that contraption on, you dive in, you do not stick your head outside the tank! :)

    Somebody needs to explain it to them... :)

    Last edited: May 7, 2014
  9. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +243


    is this the new AT vehicle in star wars 7? :)

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