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Ping pong robots

mikejuk (1801200) writes | more than 2 years ago

Robotics 0

mikejuk (1801200) writes "Meet Wu and Kong — the latest in ping pong playing robots. They may not achieve exciting matches at the moment, but the fact that they can do the job at all is an indication of how fast things are moving.
Unlike many other game-playing robots these two players are humanoid and are kitted out in old style chinese jackets. They are about 1.6 meters tall and weigh in at 55 kilos. They track the ball with video cameras situated in their heads and then play a variety of strokes.They were developed by Zhejiang University and are currently turning up on the Chinese media as a novelty item. The current record for a rally is 144 rounds between robots. Humans can compete against them, but the robots lack the variety of shots that makes table tennis a game of strategy as well as accuracy."

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