Table tennis robot


#1

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#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.


#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.


#4

This is cool. http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/robots-playing-ping-pong-whats-real-and-whats-not


#5

Yes! See? Told ya so… ‘too cynical’ indeed! Watch this:


for the real deal. Before long, robots will be unbeatable at pong.


#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.


#7

Yeah, I’m going to go with the consensus here, and say this sucks, but the other links are much more interesting.


#8

Maybe it should be called the Hopelessly Automatic Ping Pong player.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#12

I dunno about you guys, but I, for one, welcome our new ping pong playing robot overlords.


#13

Updated post with actual ping pong playing robot overlord.


#14

My cultural conditioning was screaming: “It’s going to kill him”, the whole time. Also, I checked Facebook twice.


#15

This is how it all starts. John Titor warned us, but did we listen? DID WE???


#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.


#17

Sadly this replacement video is almost surely a fake. See the comments in the link below for very conclusive evidence, including screenshots.


#18

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