Lego Robot Plays Tetris Better Than You

Lego Robot Plays Tetris Better Than You

Posted On: April 19, 2010
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We’ve covered simple robots and amazing complex robots here at Botropolis, but we can still be impressed by a simple robot that plays Tetris. It’s a robot that plays Tetris! Why wouldn’t we love that? Branislav Kisacanin’s Tetris-Bot uses a video camera to watch the computer screen, gathering visual data which is sent to a TI DM6437 DSP board. The board runs some AI and visual algorithms to determine which shape is which and where to put them. That info is sent to a Lego Mindstorm NXT robot, who hovers over the keyboard with three fingers ready.

We love that the head is a R.O.B.-like head too. The creator was inspired by other Lego Mindstorm NXT creations like the Rubik’s Cube and Sudoku Solvers out there and made this one to engage his kids.