Angry Bird Playing Robot

Angry Birds is everywhere. And with 100s of millions of downloads, it doesn't look like it is going to stop any time soon. But so far it has been largely a human only activity.

Now that is about to change, thanks to robot creator Jason Higgins.
Called the BitbeamBot, the robot is basically rod connected by servos on an xy table. The rod is tipped with a conductive material that won't scratch the playing surface (in this case a tablet). As you can see in the video below, the simple robot manages to lead a frontal assault on those rotten pigs. Is there anything more we can ask of a robot? I thought not.

Of course, this isn't just all fun and games. Today it is plowing down pigs. Tomorrow, will it be attacking at Skynet's request? Only time will tell… 



via OhGizmo. More information can be found at the Bitbeam website>  


Angry Birds

Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Mobile. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, the game was first released for Apple's iOS in December 2009. Since that time, over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from Apple's App Store, which has prompted the company to design versions for other touchscreen-based smartphones, such as those using the Android operating system, among others.