Computer uses webcam to play Pong with itself

Darren Murph
D. Murph|06.16.07

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Darren Murph
June 16th, 2007
Computer uses webcam to play Pong with itself

As Pong attempts to solidify itself as the most hacked up game in the history of mankind, Ashish Derhgawen has programmed his computer to actually play a homegrown version of the title without any human interaction at all. By utilizing a webcam as the machine's eyes, he was able to write up an image recognition program that could detect borders and make appropriate movements based on where the ball currently was. Nothing too dramatic in terms of execution, but teaching an old computer new tricks always brings about a certain sense of pride. Check the video after the jump.

[Via hack a day]

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