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The Norwegian Army Is Using Oculus Headsets to Drive Their Tanks

06
May
2014

The Norwegian army is getting some virtual help steering their massive tanks thanks to Oculus Rift. The Norwegian Armed Forces have been seeking a way around this, and through some cleverly mounted cameras on the outside of the tank and the headset, they were able to achieve it. The video is transferred through a computer to Oculus Rift, which creates a 360-degree view in the headset for the driver. The system cost around $2,000, which is an absolute bargain by military hardware standards.  Combat Lab major Ola Petter Odden is a fan of the Oculus system: Normally, you would be more or less blind, because there is armor all around you.

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