Mekamon is a battle bot with an augmented reality twist

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A couple of little four-legged battle bots could be the future of gaming. Reach Robotics, a UK-based company, is pushing for mixed reality gaming with modular robots called Mekamons that will face off both in the digital and physical worlds. They're building an augmented reality game with these intelligent bots that are capable of launching a full-blown attack on each other. Their existing prototype at CES has infrared, bluetooth and an in-built compass to help it detect the exact location of an opponent for an accurate attack in a multi-player game. For now, they're using an app to control, arm and level up the bot in a single player game (the only working format at the event).

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