Japan Creates Guinness Record by Launching World’s First Robot Table Tennis Tutor

Posted on:27 Feb 2017 09:47:49
Japan Creates Guinness Record by Launching World’s First Robot Table Tennis Tutor
27 February 2017 Current Affairs: Japan has unveiled the world’s first robot table tennis tutor FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonised aUtomation with Sinic Theoretics) which has the ability to play the game better than humans.

It has been listed in the Guinness World Record for being the First robot table tennis tutor for its unique technological intelligence and educational capabilities.

The robot has been developed by the team led by Taku Oya from Omron Corporation. The FORPHEUS aims to create a harmonious environment between humans and robots through teaching the game of table tennis to human players.

The machine has been equipped with sensors and cameras that will help the robot to detect the movement of the ball during the match to better guide as a coach.

It also allows human student to see a projected image as to where the return ball will land so that they may improve their skills.

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