Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots + Augmented Reality + Android = Drool


Qualcomm announced they’d be shipping their own platform and SDK to enable a new generation of augmented reality unlike anything we’ve seen before. At the time, Mattel had simultaneously announced that they’d be using the platform to bring Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots to your Android screen as virtual plastic fighting robots duke it out in an actual, physical “arena” that you point your phone’s camera to.

It sounded cool, but we didn’t realize there was a video showing how it would work until now. And that’s all we need to say, because once you watch this video, you’ll instantly feel an urge to knock down Mattel’s door in an effort to get them to hurry up and release this jar of awesome sauce (yes, I said awesome sauce) so we can swiftly be taken back to the sweet memories of our childhood.

That, or you could just buy a RESE kit for a few bucks and call it a day (I wouldn’t expect much in the way of portability, though, in comparison).

As Qualcomm continues to accept entries for their $200,000 developer challenge, we hope more gems like this by other outlets begin to creep out of the cracks in the wall.

[Thanks, Android & Me!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I must have my own Robot… this will settle many arguments between the wifey and I.

  2. lol nice, this is the new ro-sham-bo i have been looking for!

  3. Only other place I’ve seen “awesome sauce” used is Deviantart. Robots look cool too.

  4. And the Incredible will run it… nice….

  5. could they have found 2 bigger ‘tards to demo this?

  6. Damn those guys were bad. But seriously, that’s pretty cool. I’m not going to “knock mattels door down” but it’s a neat little app.

  7. O…M…F…G… Do want!

  8. I need to get me some of that sauce

  9. Cool but, I doubt I would ever use it.

  10. This could lead to killer games coming first to Android . They got Mattel so they must be courting game devs

  11. I want it.

  12. where is it!

  13. that is probably the coolest app ive yet to see as far as games go for android. i need it as well.

  14. I want that

  15. FML! This looks tooo much fun!

  16. SO SICK!


  18. Wow I found this very interesting!

  19. Wish I had an Android Phone to be able to play this game.. sigh

    anyways, some more Augmented Reality Apps, really worth –

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