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Autonomous Air-Hockey Goalie.
Vinay Farias.
Nghiem Do.
This project is intended to perform the role of a goal-keeper in the popular arcade game Air Hockey. In this project, the robot shown below senses a puck coming toward it and moves in the direction of the puck's motion so as to stop it. This problem was identified as fairly challenging to solve based on two metrics. Firstly, Air Hockey is fast paced and designing a highly responsive control system seemed exciting. Secondly, most prior solutions to this problem have been attempted with robot arms that are vastly greater in cost than the solution presented in this project.

The following is a video demonstrating a prototpye goalie.