beschizza — 2014-03-12T23:05:16-04:00 — #1
stephen_cowell — 2014-03-12T23:50:50-04:00 — #2
Unwatchable... you can't tell if it's really playing, or just edited that way. Look for the other ping pong video, with the tracked robot... much better.
mtdna — 2014-03-13T00:35:27-04:00 — #3
You're being too cynical. As a ping-pong enthusiast with $50k to blow on an over-hyped industrial robot arm I found it highly compelling.
mtdna — 2014-03-13T00:39:42-04:00 — #4
stephen_cowell — 2014-03-13T00:53:47-04:00 — #5
Yes! See? Told ya so... 'too cynical' indeed! Watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imVNg9j7rvUfor the real deal. Before long, robots will be unbeatable at pong.
buddybradley — 2014-03-13T03:28:33-04:00 — #6
That was great fun to watch.
ps. It's a marketing video, not a science-based video, which doesn't make it any less enjoyable.
daneel — 2014-03-13T03:46:15-04:00 — #7
Yeah, I'm going to go with the consensus here, and say this sucks, but the other links are much more interesting.
michael_r_smith — 2014-03-13T04:16:43-04:00 — #8
zotlerg — 2014-03-13T08:45:43-04:00 — #9
The fake multi robot ending doesn't help the believability. It does look like a strong, accurate and fast arm though, which is the whole point of the advert.
graceless — 2014-03-13T10:50:34-04:00 — #10
Believable or not, this is awful, headache-inducing video editing. I really don't need to see the ball traveling from three different angles as it crosses the table.
dave791 — 2014-03-13T12:01:03-04:00 — #11
I do not make a living by playing ping-pong.
Nor do I make a living by designing machine-overlords that play ping-pong.
I am non-plussed by this.
wearysky — 2014-03-13T12:18:56-04:00 — #12
I dunno about you guys, but I, for one, welcome our new ping pong playing robot overlords.
beschizza — 2014-03-13T12:20:30-04:00 — #13
Updated post with actual ping pong playing robot overlord.
marlboromonkey7 — 2014-03-13T12:22:53-04:00 — #14
My cultural conditioning was screaming: "It's going to kill him", the whole time. Also, I checked Facebook twice.
boundegar — 2014-03-13T14:25:29-04:00 — #15
This is how it all starts. John Titor warned us, but did we listen? DID WE???
dbrower — 2014-03-13T15:11:33-04:00 — #16
That's not bad -- it has a lot of trouble with spin, and plays a passive defense about as well as I do. Not quite a plausible training partner for beginners.
kanyonkris — 2014-03-14T11:46:24-04:00 — #17
Sadly this replacement video is almost surely a fake. See the comments in the link below for very conclusive evidence, including screenshots.
beschizza — 2014-03-17T23:09:30-04:00 — #18
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