Rock’em Sock’em Robots, Now With Real Flying Fists

Rock’em Sock’em Robots, Now With Real Flying Fists

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Zachery Shivers and Anne Flinchbaugh from Texas Instruments have created remote-controlled Rock’em Sock’em robots for Texas Instruments’ Co-op Design Challenge. The users wear Chronos Watches that match up with their robots left and right arm. A straight punch would cause the robot to punch forward, obviously, but by leaning in a direction, the robot will move over into that direction, just as you would move it with the connected plastic controller.

Undoubtedly, this robot set uses a lot of servos and circuit boards, but at first glance it doesn’t seem like it. Using mostly TI material, the underside is neatly fitted together with general servos and x/y-axis.

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