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Pulling an office prank with CKbot

August 28th, 2008

While working at Willow Garage, Matt and I and some others pulled a prank on our good friend Sachin using Robopong (a machine that shoots ping pong balls) and our CKbot modules. In a nutshell, we created a hatch in the ceiling we could open and close remotely. Through this hatch we could fire ping pong balls at Sachin. Of course it’s all captured on tape for your entertainment. The video still needs some editing, mainly I still have to add some music before I upload it to our lab’s YouTube account but I thought I’d let out a sneak preview. Enjoy.

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