Monday, July 18, 2011

Lightsaber Kinect robotic arm = JediBot | ExtremeTech

Lightsaber Kinect robotic arm = JediBot | ExtremeTech: Basically, the robot arm is pre-programmed with a bunch of “attack moves” and it defends by using the Kinect to track the green lightsaber. To attack, JediBot performs a random attack move, and if it meets resistance — another lightsaber, a skull, some ribs — it recoils and performs another, seemingly random, attack. It can attack once every two to three seconds — so it isn’t exactly punishing, but presumably it would only require a little knob-tweaking to make it a truly killer robot.

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