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Imagine building a chess set 12′ on a side, with each piece its own robot. Oh yeah, and make it all out of Lego. Team Hassenplug’s Monster Chess packs 100,000 elements and 32 NXT bricks, and uses a laptop running a chess program to coordinate the robots. Want to see the game in person? It will be on display at next weekend’s Brickworld convention in Chicago. [Via The NXTStep]

2 thoughts on “32-robot NXT chess set

  1. Very impressive, of course. But somehow watching pieces move only to get out of the way of other pieces and then return just doesn’t quite feel chess kosher. I suppose allowing a knight jump to go outside/around the board is difficult to program, and there are other happenstances where that wouldn’t solve the problem. I guess I’d redesign the knights to have crazy self upwards jacking “legs”.

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