This video was taken during a competition in my manipulation class years ago. The prof that taught the class, Matt Mason, is now the director of the CMU Robotics Institute.
This is a robot arm bowling competition using two DENSO 6DOF robot arms.
Each team programs an arm to do two tasks:
- Try to place all three of its pegs in the opponents' goal
- Block opponent pegs from going in your own goal
If you want to learn more about robot arm theory, check out:http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_arm_tutorial.shtml