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Thomas Nierhoff is doing masters at Technische Universität München (TUM), created a robot that is capable of playing pool just like humans do. The human sized robot use dual 7-DOF arms to move the cue stick all around. There is a camera above the table to track the ball positions. This robot's accuracy rate for easier shots is about 80 percent.


http://www.geeksuper.com/2011/06/dua...s-snooker.html
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Too bad it DEFINITELY nudges the ball at one point in the video; also this was done, albeit not with humanoid leg movement before (and in my opinion better) by Queen's:


Deep Green calculates backspin and "all" variables into its stroke path. (barring negligible variables)
Edited by Xaero252 - 6/18/11 at 5:26am
    
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too bad it DEFINATELY nudges the ball at one point in the video; also this was done, albeit not with humanoid leg movement before (and in my opinion better) by Queen's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AENJxqR0g48
don't be a buzzkill. This is amazing.
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don't be a buzzkill. This is amazing.
No it's not...

How practical! A robot that plays pool / snooker! Awesome!

Science should be working on actual problems and not BS like this.

You know what would be amazing? If scientists used their funding for projects that would advance our technology greatly, like Intel did with their 3d transistors, instead of "Oh let's make a pool playing robot, that doesnt absolutely nothing to impact scientific studies, just cause we can".
Edited by CovertCover - 6/18/11 at 5:33am
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No it's not...

Amazing! A robot that plays pool / snooker! How revolutionary!

No, not at all. Science should be working to solve actual PROBLEMS, instead of dumb BS like this.
Actually, this has major applications attached to it, this was simply an easy to demonstrate, and effective way to obtain testing data on motion control in precision robotics; In other words a pool playing robot is an incredible research tool. Its something that can be done in almost any research laboratory, and the precision can be continually increased. Then that precision can be applied to much more important fields, medical and industrial robotics can yield nearly unending benefits from this.
    
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No it's not...

How practical! A robot that plays pool / snooker! Awesome!

Science should be working on actual problems and not BS like this.
Dude, come on.

What this shows, is that robots could be program to behave and operate objects that a human can also. It allows us to further develop robotic designs that can perform much like a human. This can further be seen to allows robots do actual medical procedures that can save human beings; especially when a medical personal is not nearby.
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No it's not...

How practical! A robot that plays pool / snooker! Awesome!

Science should be working on actual problems and not BS like this.

You know what would be amazing? If scientists used their funding for projects that would advance our technology greatly, like Intel did with their 3d transistors, instead of "Oh let's make a pool playing robot, that doesnt absolutely nothing to impact scientific studies, just cause we can".
But, but... Surely this can translate to both precision and accuracy (angles, velocity, spin etc) in other applications?
Remember that MANY-an-engineering idea has spawned from understanding how things are done in nature.
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No it's not...

How practical! A robot that plays pool / snooker! Awesome!

Science should be working on actual problems and not BS like this.

You know what would be amazing? If scientists used their funding for projects that would advance our technology greatly, like Intel did with their 3d transistors, instead of "Oh let's make a pool playing robot, that doesnt absolutely nothing to impact scientific studies, just cause we can".
shockingly naive.
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shockingly naive.
just think of how dumb the average person is, and then think about how half of the people in the world are dumber than that

I'm not shocked at all
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