Archive for July 6, 2008

Next victim of robotic takeover – foosball

July 6, 2008

Again I kid with the robotic takeover but after we brought up the air hockey playing robot last week now we have news of a robotic foosball table that allows one human player to pit their skills against an electronic foe. Designed by a group of engineering students at the University of Adelaide in Southern Australia, the table uses a complex system of sensors and motors combined with a student created AI engine to give the human player a run for their money. While it’s unlikely that this will make it’s way into an arcade near you anytime soon they’ at least shown that it can be done. Now they just need to figure out how to make a foosball table that can allow the robot player against one person or let two people play on the table if they wish.

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