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The Future is Here: Robots Can Play Table-tennis

Posted on the 17 October 2011 by Periscope @periscopepost
The future is here: Robots can play table-tennis

Pong just got real. Photo credit: apermanentwreck

Robots are gradually creeping through society, taking over all that we hold dear. What’s the latest casualty? Ping-pong. This video shows two robots playing each other at table tennis. The robots, naked “Wu” and “Kong”, according to Mashable, can play each other and humans, through the use of 30 independent motors and eye-mounted cameras that capture 120 images per second. reported that the robots are the work of Zhejian University in China.

No news yet of whether or not the ‘bots are gearing up to enter the annual Robot World Cup, the RoboCup.

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