logo
logo

Omron's table tennis robot gets machine learning smarts

avatar
Thomas Park
img

Omron's Forpheus table tennis robot demonstrates its skills at Ceatec Japan on October 4, 2016.

Omron's table tennis robot is getting smarter.

At this week's Ceatec electronics show in Japan, the company has unveiled a new version that uses machine learning to assess the strength of an opponent and ramp up its game accordingly.

The robot, named Forpheus, was first shown at the event in 2014 to impressive reviews.

A series of robotic arms manipulate a table tennis bat, guided by cameras that watch the ball and predict where it's going to land.

Omron developed the robot to promote the company's sensor technology and this latest version is showing off some of what can be done when sensing combines with machine learning and artificial intelligence.

collect
0
avatar
Thomas Park
guide
Zupyak is a free content platform for publishing and discovering stories, software and startups.