News: Play Robot Chess Via Twitter

Play Robot Chess Via Twitter

With Facebook and Twitter dominating the world, playing chess opposite a real, touchable person is no longer necessary. With the ChessBot, you can now play on a real chessboard remotely - the next best thing to in-person play.

From Norris Labs:

"Although ChessBot by itself does not actually understand the game of Chess, it can be used as a mechanical user interface that supports a variety of game playing scenarios. In its simplest form, ChessBot can be used to play chess between two human players both of which are located with the game. In a more interesting scenario the players can be located remotely using a social networking service such as Twitter to send and receive moves and then observing the results on a Webcam. For automated play one of the human players can be replaced by chess playing software commonly referred to as a 'chess engine'."

See the ChessBot in action, playing the classic "Queen's Gambit Declined" opening and some capture and resignation moves, along with some detailed photos below.

Play Robot Chess Via Twitter

Play Robot Chess Via Twitter

Play Robot Chess Via Twitter

Play Robot Chess Via Twitter

Play Robot Chess Via Twitter

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