Robot tutor is teaching humans how to play table tennis

Omron the invention Japanese company has updated their table tennis playing robot tutor to teach humans how to play table tennis. There are a lot of sensors above the ball and the table monitor and allowing 80 times per second. Just to send prediction signal depending the ball position to show where it will return the bounce.

This idea or 2.7 meter high and 800 kg weight of intelligent robot, somebody can freak out. Omron’s new huge robot wants to challenge the people to a ping pong game. New Omron’s robot tutor is bigger and smarter than his predecessor. The ping pong robot tutor respond to the moving ball with a lot of sensors and cameras. With five axis motors which is using his arm and its movement controller operates at 1/1000 th of a second.

The robot’s computers calculating its response which is based on 80 factors a second. The cameras on the upper portion of the robot track the three dimensional position of the ball and their speed. With sophisticated new algorithms also measure the rotational speed and orbit curvature. With that the robot tutor can even estimate where the ball will land when a player puts a spin on the serve or return. The engineers says that the robot has a margin of error that is just 10 centimeters from the anticipated return position.

robot tutor

The engineers designed a special table for ping pong for their robot. Which is equipped with an assist mode just to help to puny human players to beat it. The machine thinks so fast that any opponent hits the ball. A spot appears on the half of the table indicating where ball will landed on returning. It was almost like cheating. Until now the robots primarily served as a replacement for work by humans. But now they are transitioning to cooperate. By evolving the relationship of harmony where machines increase human potential and assist their growth.

Omron the invention Japanese company has updated their table tennis playing robot to teach humans how to play table tennis. There are a lot of sensors above the ball and the table monitor and allowing 80 times per second. Just to send prediction signal depending the ball position to show where it will return the bounce.

robot tutor

This idea or 2.7 meter high and 800 kg weight of intelligent robot, somebody can freak out. Omron’s new huge machine wants to challenge the people to a ping pong game. New Omron’s robot is bigger and smarter than his predecessor. The ping pong robot respond to the moving ball with a lot of sensors and cameras. With five axis motors which is using his arm and its movement controller operates at 1/1000 th of a second.

The robot’s computers calculating its response which is based on 80 factors a second. The cameras on the upper portion of the robot track the three dimensional position of the ball and their speed. With sophisticated new algorithms also measure the rotational speed and orbit curvature. With that the robot can even estimate where the ball will land when a player puts a spin on the serve or return. The engineers says that the robot has a margin of error that is just 10 centimeters from the anticipated return position.

robot tutor

The engineers designed a special table for ping pong for their machine. Which is equipped with an assist mode just to help to puny human players to beat it. The robottutor thinks so fast that any opponent hits the ball. A spot appears on the half of the table indicating where ball will landed on returning. It was almost like cheating. Until now the robots primarily served as a replacement for work by humans. But now they are transitioning to cooperate. By evolving the relationship of harmony where machines increase human potential and assist their growth.

The engineers of Omron doesn’t plan to commercialize its sporty robot. But with this kind of experiment the engineers certainly will find the way into Omron’s lasser known industrial automation systems. There is one interesting question that remains, if Omron builds another machine with identical specs and put them head to head to play ping pong. Would they play forever? Nobody knows.

Omron’s Robot tutor is teaching humans how to play ping pong.

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