I know, I know, you're all probably sick of Flappy Bird by now. Flappy Bird this, Flappy Bird that. I promise you that this story, despite its focus on Flappy Bird, is different. This story has a robot!
Late last week, two Chinese developers, Liu Yang and Shi Xuekun, released a video of the duo showing off a prototype of their latest project: a robot that plays Flappy Bird!
The duo, from Xian in north central China's Shaanxi province, say in their video that they spent a total of four days to come up with a prototype for the robot! It uses a webcam to determine the amount of taps needed by the bird to move past the pipes. The robot's arm is made up of an old hard drive and equipped with the tip of a tablet computer stylus. The whole contraption is ingenious.
中国技术宅死磕Flappy Bird 设计机器人轻松破百 [56.com (video)]
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