Mekamon is a battle bot with an augmented actuality twist

Mekamon is a battle bot with an augmented reality twist

A few little 4-legged battle bots could possibly be the way forward for gaming. Attain Robotics, a UK-based mostly firm, is pushing for combined actuality gaming with modular robots referred to as Mekamons that may face off each within the digital and bodily worlds. They’re constructing an augmented actuality recreation with these clever bots which are able to launching a full-blown assault on one another. Their present prototype at CES has infrared, bluetooth and an in-constructed compass to assist it detect the precise location of an opponent for an correct assault in a multi-participant recreation. For now, they’re utilizing an app to regulate, arm and degree up the bot in a single participant recreation (the one working format on the occasion).

It is in all probability going to be some time earlier than you possibly can deliver this robotic residence, although. The bot-makers hope to show their concept right into a crowdfunding marketing campaign later this yr. But when the army-helmet sporting machine lives as much as its preview, it might probably be a coveted battle toy subsequent vacation season.

Edgar Alvarez contributed to this report.

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