Reach Robotics, a UK-based company, is pushing for augmented reality gaming with four-legged modular robots known as Mekamons, which will face off in both the digital and physical worlds. These intelligent bots have the ability to battle with each other. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the prototype Mekamon has infrared, Bluetooth and an in-built compass that assists in detecting the exact location of an opponent for an accurate attack in a match.
For now, Reach Robotics is using an app to control, arm and level the bot, in addition to a single player game which appears to be the only working mode at the event. Engadget commented that it will probably be a while before any consumers can bring these robots home since Reach is planning to transform their idea into a crowdfunding campaign later this year.
In its official website, Reach made a statement that said: “At Reach Robotics we believe in the future of entertainment.
A future where play will not just be connected, but exist at the intersection of the physical and virtual world. We believe that technology should be used to bring our wildest imaginations to life.”
Aside from Reach’s reveal of the Mekamons, there aren’t much more details regarding these machines yet.