This Robot Plays Angry Birds!

Rovio’s Angry Birds is one of most successful iOS games of all time and it seems like everyone who’s ever used an iOS device has played it. But it’s not just humans who enjoy catapulting birds into pigs: OptoFidelity has created a robot with the sole purpose of playing Angry Birds.

The Finnish company uses its robots for touch panel testing and performance testing for mobile devices using video and optical measuring systems, so they already had the components required, and say it wasn’t hard to build a system for “this particular need.” The difficulty was getting the robot to play through every level of the game and achieve a three-star rating for each one.

The company has put together a video called “Man vs Robot” which you can see below. However, the “making of” video at the top is most interesting.

OptoFidelity says on its website that its applications can be developed further to compete with humans in the future:

Until today there have been chess championships and quizzes between humans and robots. Since this application by OptoFidelity can be developed further, in future also games which are controlled with motions may be played against robots.

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  • Beware

    Nokia advertisement… Am I the only one noticing the exaggerated focus on the mobile ?

  • Alistair H.

    Please, no more “Angry Birds” stuff….sick of it already.

  • aramishero

    If u sick of it then don’t read it… not everyone sick of it about Angry Birds.

  • KillianBell

    It’s not really about Angry Birds – it’s about the robot.

  • Chris

    hm sounds like they just programmed all the levels into the robot..how about some AI?

  • Genyus

    You might want to double check your embedded videos. That is NOT the “Man vs Robot” clip…

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