Another Use for Roomba: Pac-man

pacman-roombaColorado University students know just how to kick things up a notch, it looks like. Most people use their roomba for cleaning up their homes. Others use it to make their pets look ridiculously adorable. These badass developers chose to make a playable game of Pac-man.

Pac-man is controlled by a laptop while the ghosts move autonomously, chasing after Pac-man inside a maze pattern. When Pac-man sucks up a power pellet, the ghosts would start fleeing away from him. Pretty cool, right?

Why all the work to create something like this? My answer would've been "Why not?" But according to their website, they are apparently using Pac-man to showcase an Unmanned Aerial System software they've developed.

These guys would probably cry if they find out that I've accomplished the same thing using four live cats, one dead cat, catnip, a rope and a few buckets of paint.

Nov
10
2009
Arya Ponto • Contributor

As former Editor of JPP, Arya likes to entertain peeps with his thoughts on pop culture, when he's not busy watching Battle Royale for the 200th time. He lives in Brooklyn with a comic book collection that's always the most daunting thing to move with, and writes for Artboiled.com.

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