Using a cyclopean webcam mounted on a telescoping neck and two solenoid fingers, this robot will dutifully and adorably Pong you into oblivion.

Built by Dutch designer Ivo Vos in 2006, this is one of the coolest robots I've ever seen. It's amazing in its simplicity, and its ability to stare at a screen and respond with its little fingers just like we do.

Once a robot can out-solenoid me at Street Fighter, though, then we might have a problem. [Ivo Vos via BBG via Gizmowatch]