Pingpong

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
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 moti...

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06.30.11
Crapgadget: 'money to burn' edition
06.30.11

Crapgadget: 'money to burn' edition

Gadgets can radically alter our lives -- they can save us time and money and improve our health...

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06.24.11
Hyper Ping Pong is like real table tennis, only without the ball, table or opponent (video)
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Hyper Ping Pong is like real table tennis, only without the ball, table or opponent (video)

Microsoft and Nintendo might already have the motion-based table tennis simulation market locked dow...

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05.30.11
Modder turns candy canisters into gaming console, retro Pong paddles (video)
05.30.11

Modder turns candy canisters into gaming console, retro Pong paddles (video)

This is the second time this week we've covered a modder getting an old-school game to run with...

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