Shades of John Henry: a Finnish company that makes machine vision, camera systems and optical measurement technology chose an unusual way to promote their products: They pit a human player against a robot equipped with their technology playing the popular Angry Birds game. Who won?
Watch the video below.
Here’s a video on how they made the robot and the video:
Farmville with Real Animals
The website Onearth says some real farmers in the UK” are planning on turning their farm into a real world FarmVille (the popular game on Facebook).
Web users took over the “large working farm” Wednesday, according to the report.
People who join the MyFarm experiment, which requires a substantial fee, will make decisions such as which bull to purchase, which crops to plant, except for “cannabis or bananas,” says Richard Morris, manager of Wimpole Estate Farm in Cambridgeshire, UK.
The online participants will make decisions after discussions through votes.
Farmville is Facebook’s second most poplar game and has 47 million players each month.
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