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Tic-Tac-Toe Robot From Pollen Robotics

I really like this cool Tic-Tac-Toe robot from Pollen Robotics. There's just one question I have about it.

Science fiction fans were treated very early to the idea of a game-playing robot by famed writer Ambrose Bierce writing in 1910:

Moxon sat facing me at the farther side of a small table upon which a single candle made all the light that was in the room. Opposite him, his back toward me, sat another person. On the table between the two was a chessboard...

The play was rapid. Moxon hardly glanced at the board before making his moves, and to my unskilled eye seemed to move the piece most convenient to his hand, his motions in doing so being quick, nervous and lacking in precision. The response of his antagonist, while equally prompt in the inception, was made with a slow, uniform, mechanical and, I thought, somewhat theatrical movement of the arm, that was a sore trial to my patience. There was something unearthly about it all, and I caught myself shuddering...
(Read more of this excerpt from Moxon's Master)

Did I say I had one more question? To the playful roboticists at Pollen Robotics I'd ask - where's the other half of this robot, and what is it doing?

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