robotic foosball

We're getting a little tired of all the robot vs. human games out there, but hey, we guess robotic foosball (that's table football for those that haven't visited a frat lately, or table soccer for those who haven't visited America lately) is just one more to add to the mix. German roboticists at University of Freiburg connected the rods on one side of the table to motors and an electronic control system, which they say can beat 85% of casual players; we don't know if it's sadder to play foosball against a robot, or to just play foosball at all. We were thinking of getting Bobby Fischer's take on the whole subject of robot competitors, but we're not sure he can receive calls from inside that Japanese jail cell.  

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