Fun & Games Robotics
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A company called Robot Services Group is running i-SOBOT soccer matches over the Internet. Using free video conferencing software called ooVoo, you control one i-SOBOT against an opponent’s bot on a soccer field.

Another cool service the company provides is a robot test drive, where you can try controlling various mini-humanoid type bots. This might be a good way to get your feet wet if you’re planning on investing in one of the more expensive robots in this class.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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