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Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots Live Hack......I need a Hero!

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Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots Live Hack (Part 9)

I've always loved the look of the Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots game but absolutely hated the feel of it. My goal will to robotize the game. I'll be adding in Micro HDD servos for the punching arms and 2 mini gantry systems for the X-Y movement. I'd like the game to feel like a real life super punch out! I hope to add the capability to play with two players (USB joysticks), or against an A.I. opponent. I'd also like to incorporate the power glove in some way. While I'm not a fan of robot violence I do have a special place in my heart for friendly, non-destructive, competition.

More software/hardware tweaking is needed but we are very close to having a live match of human puppeteer versus robot.

Challenges still left to do:

  • Tweak Software/Hardware for: Player vs Player. Player vs AI, and AI vs AI
  • Tweak camera functionality
  • Add audio commentary (Grabbed a ton of sound clips last week, thanks for the suggestions!)

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