Zachery Shivers and Anne Flinchbaugh have created an interesting motion-controlled robot in respond to Texas Instruments’ Co-op Design Challenge. Dubbed as Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots, they have been designed to respond and move in accordance to player’s motion.

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The core design component is using Texas Instrument’s accelerometer and Chronos watch, for translating player’s punches into rock ’em sock ’em punches. It won’t hurt your flesh doing the punching, so start to Rock ’em and Sock ’em!

No info if Texas Instrument is planning to commercialized such motion detecting toy in near future?

[ Source: Slippery Brick ; Engadget ; Make ; Texas Instrument ]