Clearpath Robotics and Christie Build 3D Game using Robots
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Clearpath Robotics and Christie Build 3D Game using Robots

By CIOReview | Monday, April 13, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Clearpath Robotics in collaboration with Christie has built a three dimensional (3D) video game using robots. However, Ryan Gariepy from Clearpath Robotics says: “The game itself is very messy code, so we’re still keeping it hidden for now.”

Nonetheless, as a provider of unmanned vehicle robotics, Clearpath Robotics leverages the overhead 3D projectors from Christie – a company into innovative visual technologies – to build an interactive experience.

“Teaming up with Christie allowed us to experiment with the latest 3D projection mapping technology in combination with our Jackal robots and open source software. This was our recipe for an augmented reality video game,” said Ryan Gariepy, Co-Founder & CTO, Clearpath Robotics. “Combining both of our technologies resulted in a one-of-a-kind experience that was fun to work on and even more fun to play with.”

The gaming project had components in the form of: Clearpath’s Jackal unmanned ground vehicles; Christie’s overhead 3D projectors; Christie AutoCal software and Christie Twist software.

As the two Jackal robots moved around, the cameras recorded the action and streamed it the software where it underwent automated alignment and blending to deliver rich gaming experience.