Armed with a couple of USB turrets and IP webcam and powered by an Arduino and MATLAB, one of those cute little turrets from the video game Portal has come to life. The automated sentry gun was created as a final project for an Advanced Mechatronics class at Penn State University by a robotics student. It uses some of the games sound tracks and is currently only sporting a basic acrylic shell (which we’re promised will get updated at some point).
While it is a little jerky and probably only tracking pink blobs, it is running in real-time which is always cool to see and hopefully we’ll see some improvements to the overall system soon. Until then check out the video below.