I played ping pong with a robot and lost


If you’re still unsure if robots really are taking over, CES 2018 serves as a good reminder that our future is both robot-flled and mildly terrifying.

But if our future really is a robot dystopia, at least there will be ping pong. Industrial robot maker Omron is helping making sure of that, with a massive ping-pong playing robot, called Forpheus.

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Not only has Omron successfully trained Forpheus to play ping pong, it’s designed it to be a kind of coach. It attempts to match your skill level and will even send encouraging messages if its face recognition detects that you’re unhappy or frustrated.  Read more…

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