Pingpong

10.09.15
A robot made me (marginally) better at ping pong
10.09.15

A robot made me (marginally) better at ping pong

We're back for a rematch. The ping-pong robot has had an upgrade or two, and in Rocky-style, your...

By M. Smith,   10.09.15
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09.16.15
ICYMI: Internet of balls, telepresence tourists and more
09.16.15

ICYMI: Internet of balls, telepresence tourists and more

Stay on your couch to tour Times Square, sync your basketball skills with an app that tracks how you're doing and more.

By K. Davis,   09.16.15
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10.08.14
Engadget Daily: HTC's new action cam, Apple's iPad event and more!
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10.08.14

Engadget Daily: HTC's new action cam, Apple's iPad event and more!

It's true: HTC's new action cam looks a lot like a periscope made of PVC pipe. That's not all we h...

By A. Bowen,   10.08.14
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10.08.14
I played ping pong with a robot and it went easy on me
10.08.14

I played ping pong with a robot and it went easy on me

No, this isn't the Tokyo Game Show. OMRON, the alleged company behind Amazon Fire's face-tracking...

By R. Lai,   10.08.14
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08.28.14
All this ping pong table needs to throw a rave is a strobe light
08.28.14

All this ping pong table needs to throw a rave is a strobe light

Your souped-up table tennis setup for Saturday night beer pong sessions would tremble in shame in...

By M. Moon,   08.28.14
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04.28.14
This ad uses Oculus Rift to show how internet lag could ruin making brunch
04.28.14

This ad uses Oculus Rift to show how internet lag could ruin making brunch

We've seen some pretty nutty uses (and a very sentimental one) for the Oculus Rift so far, but a S...

By T. Seppala,   04.28.14
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11.15.12
Northeastern University's haptic ball-racket system is one pricey game of paddle ball
11.15.12

Northeastern University's haptic ball-racket system is one pricey game of paddle ball

We had the chance to check out a couple of student projects at Northeastern University's fantastic...

By B. Heater,   11.15.12
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10.28.12
German robot arm learns ping-pong as it plays humans, might rival its masters
10.28.12

German robot arm learns ping-pong as it plays humans, might rival its masters

We like to tell ourselves that learning by doing is the best strategy for improving our skills, bu...

By J. Fingas,   10.28.12
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10.13.11
Chinese researchers create ping-pong playing robots, trash talk still needs work
10.13.11

Chinese researchers create ping-pong playing robots, trash talk still needs work

Wu and Kong are the latest additions to a pantheon of robot athletes. Sure, their eye-mounted m...

By M. Smith,   10.13.11
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