Ponginator robot shoots ping pong balls at 170MPH, designed to ‘evoke dialogue’

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Vernon Graner of the Austin Robot Group has built a three-story-tall robot in the hopes of “evoking dialogue” and “finding ways to get people excited about technology again.” Mission accomplished, sir. Your gigantic robot is truly a wonder to behold.

Originally unveiled at Maker Faire back in 2007, the robot started as a device to hold a projection screen – of course, right? – but “it kind of got out of hand,” according to Graner.

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