Saturday 3 November 2012

News of the Weird

Two chess related news items caught my eye today.
The first concerns a new development in Robotic Chess from the University of Texas Dallas. They have built a robotic chess player, but not in the way you might think. Rather than have a robotic arm move normal size pieces, they use a large chess board and have mounted the pieces on mobile robots. Check out the story for more details and picture.
The second is from Jakarta, where they have just held a tournament for gravediggers! And it seems a popular pastime for gravediggers (or maybe they have a lot of them) as 160 players entered the two day event. More details here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One day Indonesia's grave-diggers will be replaced by robots!