beschizza at March 12th, 2014 23:05 — #1
stephen_cowell at March 12th, 2014 23:50 — #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 at March 13th, 2014 00:35 — #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 at March 13th, 2014 00:39 — #4
stephen_cowell at March 13th, 2014 00:53 — #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 at March 13th, 2014 03:28 — #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 at March 13th, 2014 03:46 — #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 at March 13th, 2014 04:16 — #8
zotlerg at March 13th, 2014 08:45 — #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 at March 13th, 2014 10:50 — #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 at March 13th, 2014 12:01 — #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 at March 13th, 2014 12:18 — #12
I dunno about you guys, but I, for one, welcome our new ping pong playing robot overlords.
beschizza at March 13th, 2014 12:20 — #13
Updated post with actual ping pong playing robot overlord.
marlboromonkey7 at March 13th, 2014 12:22 — #14
My cultural conditioning was screaming: "It's going to kill him", the whole time. Also, I checked Facebook twice.
boundegar at March 13th, 2014 14:25 — #15
This is how it all starts. John Titor warned us, but did we listen? DID WE???
dbrower at March 13th, 2014 15:11 — #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 at March 14th, 2014 11:46 — #17
Sadly this replacement video is almost surely a fake. See the comments in the link below for very conclusive evidence, including screenshots.
beschizza at March 17th, 2014 23:09 — #18
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