Pingpong-playing robots square off against humans

10/26/2011 | CNET

Student engineers at Zhejiang University in China have created a duo of pingpong-playing robots that can hold their own against human players. The pair, named Wu and Kong, are about 5 feet tall and can serve and return the ball with forehand and backhand shots. The robots' precision comes from camera eyes that are able to process visual information at 120 frames per second, and high-speed networking that enables them to respond to the ball's speed and trajectory in 50 to 100 milliseconds.

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