Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Robot That Teaches Table Tennis Sport Developed (photos)

There are some sporting activities you crave for, but for the fact you don’t know how to learn it or be at the pro level of it, you become disturbed and discouraged. A Japanese electronics company Omron Corp have come up with a beautiful technology that can help you learn and master the table tennis sport. The tech which is a Robot is named FORPHEUS, the “first robot table tennis tutor”.

The robot has even earned a place in Guinness world records just because of its talented tutoring skills. Guinness World Record officials said the robot’s “unique technological intelligence and educational capabilities” earned it the title. The FORPHEUS uses vision and motion sensors to track a match, with cameras following the ball 80 times per second.

According to the developers who described the capabilities of the robot said that it can project an image of where the ball will land to help a competitor or student. It can also rate players and access their gameplay by using Algorithms and artificial intelligence.

The head of the developers, Taku Oya told the Guinness World Records that the company didn’t develop FORPHEUS to only teach the game of table tennis, but also to help “harmonize” the human-robot relationship. He equally said “At the moment it is a human who teaches a robot how to behave or teach, but in the next 20 years it may be possible that a robot teaches a robot or a robot develops a robot.”

Thumbs up to Omron Corp for coming up with such a record breaking piece of technology.



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