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High-tech breakthrough: How to make Pac-Man really slow and boring

On some level, it's kinda impressive that three CU students managed to create a real-world Pac-Man game using Roombas. But get past the technical achievements on view in the video above and it's clear that, well, these colorful little vacuums really suck, and not in a good way. Hey, guys: Did you know cancer still needs curing? And nobody's quite figured out the whole cold fusion thing yet? Get to work on that, okay?

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