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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Chessbot - A nice automated arm for moving opponent's chess pieces

Hello Everyone!

What if while playing online with your opponent, thousands of miles away, you could still play via a chessboard instead of a computer screen? That's possible nowadays with several digital boards available in the market. But, the problem is, you still have to move your opponent's pieces!

So, how about a chess robotic arm to take care of your opponent's moves? We found this nice video on the Internet.

There have been different types of chess robots developed over the last three decades. Chessbot, as shown in the video, uses a Lynxmotion AL5D robotic arm to pick up and move pieces. The arm is mounted on a mobile platform that aligns it perfectlay to any square on the board.

Of course, ChessBot does not understand the game of Chess and is only a mechanical user interface that does what it is told - by a human or chess engine interface!

You can see more videos and read about the Chessbot here.

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