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Robot table tennis coach creates Guinness record

Feb 28, 2017, 4:56 AM EST
(Source: start robot/flickr)
(Source: start robot/flickr)

Advanced robotic technology seems to be turning the tables in favor of machines as bots get more sophisticated to replace humans in their conventional roles. The latest victory comes in the field of sports where a Japan-made robot, called FORPHEUS, has set a Guinness World Record for being the “first robot table tennis tutor.”

The robot, loaded with vision and motion sensors for ball tracking, exhibits unique technological intelligence and educational capabilities, reports Live Science. The bot can project where the ball will pitch, rate players, assess their game and tailor customized lessons for improvement.

Japanese electronics company Omron Corp., which developed the robot with the aim to “harmonize” human-bot relationship, envisions a future where a robot would teach other robots or maybe even build another robot, notes The Hindu.

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