Friday, 19 August 2011

Chess and Robots - on film

I've spent part of today giving some high school students a basic introduction to University Robotics. And I didn't mention chess once! To make up for that oversight here are a couple of videos that combine robots and chess.
The first is a large chess board with lego robots as pieces. The video is a littrle long, but it is worth looking at the second half to see how it all works.

The second s a robotic fail, where a robot arm fails to complete the task of moving a piece, instead deciding to wipe out part of the board instead. Given the choice of 'Yakety Sax' as the soundtrack, and the voice over, I suspect this may have happened by design rather than by accident.

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