An advanced robot developed by Japanese electronics company Omron has recently been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s first robot table tennis tutor. FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonized Automation with Sonic Theoretic) used machine learning to asses the skills of a human player, adjust its game accordingly and provide tips to help opponents improve their technique.
The world’s first robot table tennis tutor named FORPHEUS in Japan has set a new Guinness World Record for its unique ability of being able to play the game better than most humans.
It has been given the Guinness title for its advanced technological intelligence and educational capabilities.
FORPHEUS is for Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonized automation with Sonic Theoretic.
Its goal is to harmonies humans and robots, by the way of teaching the game of table tennis to Woman’s and man’s players.
It has cutting-edge vision and machines which it uses to gauge movement during a match.
Truthfully, FORPHEUS is a pretty darn cool machine. And even though it’s an expensive AI-controlled machine designed to replace the concept of folding up the other half of a ping pong table, it is a proof of concept that more advanced teaching robots could be designed in the future.
FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonized automation with Sonic Theoretic) has officially been given the Guinness title for its unique technological intelligence and educational capabilities.
According to the projects lead developer Take Oyo, from Omron Corporation, the goal of FORPHEUS is to harmonies humans and robots, by way of teaching the game of table tennis to human players. The machine is easily able to act as a coach thanks to cutting edge vision and machines it can use to gage movement during a match.
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