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Submission + - World’s Fastest Robot Versus The Wiimote (

kkleiner writes: Adept’s Quattro, a placement and sorting arm, took the title of fastest robot last year, but it was only recently during National Robotics Week that it met its most gruesome opponents: nerds with Wiimotes. Visitors tried to keep the Quattro from placing and sorting on a small mechanized platform by moving it using the Nintendo video controller. The bottom line is that when it comes to simplified and repetitive tasks there’s really no beating robotic prowess.
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World’s Fastest Robot Versus The Wiimote

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