AiLive is a company that develops advanced artificial intelligence algorithms and software packages for games. For being fairly new, they have already made a name for themselves in the industry and in the AI community. Today, they announced a joint partnership with Nintendo to introduce a new development tool called LiveMove.
LiveMove is a software tool that uses AI to “train” the Wii remote to recognize certain movements. This will make it tremendously easier to program the Wii controls for more natural movements. It seems that the program will track repeated movements and implement them into the overall software package.
According to the site, the software can recognize up to forty different motions on up to eight Wii remotes at once while using less than 5% of the Wii’s CPU. The total memory usage is also around 700 KB.
This sounds like an amazing software package that could really help a lot of developers perfect natural Wii controls. Their official site will be updated with more information and videos later today.
video demonstration (http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20061012/wii.html)