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3D printer and PlayStation camera make the perfect air hockey robot [VIDEO]

The search for an air hockey companion combined with a 3D printer and a PS3 camera may have created the ultimate table-dominating machine.

Jose Julio’s air hockey robot tracks the movement of human players with its motion-sensitive PlayStation camera and blocks shots with a motorized arm powered in part by a 3D printer, reacting not only to a human opponent’s moves but also computing and assessing them ahead of time.

Julio built the device to play with his young daughter, but it’s turned out to be all but invincible.


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