For some time, practitioners of mind sports have been grappling with artificial intelligence (AI). Computer brains have already beaten the best human players in chess and Go.
The picture is quite different for sports that require both mental and physical skills. Physical interaction with a human is an enormous challenge for developers of intelligent robots.
Omron, one of the world’s leading companies in industrial automation, has successfully taken on this challenge.
The company is currently in Hannover to show how the third generation of Forpheus, a table tennis robot, adds artificial intelligence to its core skills of sensor and control technology. [Read more…] about Learning through play: Omron shows off table tennis-playing robot