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PING PONG ROBOT BRINGS HOPE TO THE WORLD OF SPORTS

 

A newly made sports robot known as the ping pong robot has been displayed at the Shanghai import expo. The robot built with the sole purpose of playing table tennis has been described as an encouragement and source of hope to the world of sports.

The application of artificial intelligence technology in the field of sports had been part of the aim of modern robotic engineering based on the influence sports are making in the modern world.

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The new table tennis playing robot was found to be fascinating and attention-grabbing during the exhibition show in Shanghai.

The ability of the robot to sense approaching ball and respond quickly towards the direction is a special feature found in the robot. The bat positioned at the center of the robot handle make the necessary shift and change of direction such that the approaching ball could be hit accurately than a human hand.

Based on testing, the robot is indeed a good one for individuals battling with loneliness since it could be another companion for the playing of table tennis.

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According to the futurism, the technology in the ping pong robot could one day save lives, Forpheus analyzes the ball’s position, velocity, rotation trajectory, curvature, and deceleration, etc. to know exactly where the oncoming ball is headed, based on that, the robot makes 80 calculations per second.

According to Futurism, such calculations could be adopted to make driving safer, the robot also known as Forpheus can take over for a drowsy driver to prevent accidents. It can also make robot helpers in factories and manual labor jobs safer.

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The movement prediction intelligence will cut hazards in all machines. However, the robot has created a solid ping pong opponent during its testing for the table tennis sport.

 

Originally posted 2018-11-09 10:48:31.

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