Swarm robotics is a popular field in robotics which primarily tackles coordination with multi-robot systems. Robotarium is a remotely accessible swarm robotics research platform hosted at Georgia Tech. The robotics platform allows anyone to submit their ideas and algorithms to be tested with 1-30 tiny robots.
Having a 2.5 million dollar robotics lab accessible to anyone was an easy picking to test a quick algorithm on. And what better than mimicing the first game ever programmed on a computer: Ping Pong. The Ping Pong was tested via a MATLAB simulation using 11 robots (five for each paddle and one for the ball), and then was uploaded to the Robotarium Experiments page. And the result is as follows:
MATLAB simulation of the Ping Pong algorithm
Ping Pong algorithm running on RobotariumCitations: