image I actually spent a good deal of time today just surfing around and storing up a bit of backlogged robot artwork for you to enjoy in the coming several weeks (see the first in the series here and here)… but it’s not often you come across a robot project that itself almost looks like a bit of concept art.

John Mahoney unearthed one such piece today over at Gizmodo.

Pong Robot from Ivo Vos on Vimeo.

The bot plays pong and plays it well, which in and of itself isn’t particularly impressive given that twenty year old gaming systems can do that. What is cool is the way it is constructed.

The bot uses a webcam for eyes, and has solenoid fingers for typing, and a laptop installed for the brain.

The serpentine appearance is what’s most attractive to me.  Just clever and sleek all around.