College students create dodgeball-playing robots

Posted at 12:43 PM, May 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-01 12:43:39-04

The University of Colorado’s Mechatronics class have been building autonomous, dodgeball-playing robots all semester.

The 11 teams capped off the spring semester on Monday with a robot dodgeball tournament.

Two robots at a time were placed in a small, robot-sized arena filled with orange ping-pong balls.

According to the Colorado Daily, each robot was built with an infrared vision array, or sensors to detect either red or green lights on the other robot. Once the robot senses his foe, an onboard microprocessor controls motors, which theoretically move the robot toward its target.

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