Just thought I would share a little project I've been working on. Basically I made one of the autonomous robots that I had from a competition into a remote controlled robot.
It isn't your typical remote controlled robot because it doesn't use an RC receiver and transmitter. Instead I have two Xbee modules, one of them is connected to my computer and the other is connected directly to my robot. So the computer transmits instructions to the MCU which then executes them. On the computer's side a Xbox 360 controller is connected wirelessly and instructions can be sent to the computer from it(Which then transmits data to the MCU).
So you might say so what I can do that with an RC controller. Well a computer can do much more complex things than a MCU, which opens more possibilities that your regular RC control. For example, I plan on mounting a wireless camera and have vision processing be done off-board. You could also remote control a Hexapod or any robot with complex movements.
So here are two videos showing the use of the controller. Feedback and suggestions would be nice