Robot vs Human Combat

I worked with Final Year Degree Students in Computer Games Technology at Portsmouth University CCi Faculty. I build a robot that can be controlled with serial commands, and the team developed a Virtual Reality game using HTC Vive where you fight a robot. If you get hit by the robot in the game, then the physical robot hits you in real life!

The robot is mounted on a wooden CNC base, and powered by wheel-chair wheels

The upper body uses two pneumatic cylinders taken from foot pumps, and some boxing gloves

The wheels are encoder driven so they can be made to drive exact distances. HTC Vive trackers were used to sync the robot’s motions up with VR.