Autonomous Roombas do Pac-Man right (video)

Tim Stevens
T. Stevens|11.09.09

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Tim Stevens
November 9th, 2009
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Autonomous Roombas do Pac-Man right (video)
Autonomous Roombas do Pac-Man right (video)
We've seen mixtures of Roomba and Pac-Man before, but nothing like this. A team of developers have hacked five floor-cleaning bots to create a sort of OCD version of the game, with the Pac-Man bot sucking up little white rectangles whilst being chased by robot incarnations of Inky, Pinky, Blinky, and Clyde. But, when the Pac-Man vacuum finds a power pellet those ghostly rovers turn blue and start fleeing. The tech is supposed to be a demonstration of the developers' Unmanned Aerial System suite, designed for guidance of airborne vehicles, but we're too busy geeking out to care about potential real-world applications of this tech. Video below.

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