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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".
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THE cornerstone of all technological advances is expanding the known bounderies of current tech.You see a robot playing pool.I see a complicated game being played by a machine,with minute adjustments to targeting(input) and execution(output).There are a million and one ways this tech can be used to further science.I believe it was Einstein himself who said the most important thing in a scientists research is not when he says"Eureka!"but when he says "hmm".
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Whilst this is amazing, I find it even more amazing that humans can achieve a much greater than 80% success rate for harder shots, plan the shots ahead and anticipate variables which would take a lot of computational power, such as the quality of the cloth, grain direction on the felt etc. Go humans!

Great project though, and the lessons learned will have huge implications for other robotics applications I am sure. Imagine a robot surgeon with hands that never twitch, or even a robotic house keeper which can put everything where it should be. People learn from all sorts of things, and this project will be no exception.

Oh, and it is not playing snooker, it is playing pool.
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Whilst this is amazing, I find it even more amazing that humans can achieve a much greater than 80% success rate for harder shots, plan the shots ahead and anticipate variables which would take a lot of computational power, such as the quality of the cloth, grain direction on the felt etc. Go humans!

Great project though, and the lessons learned will have huge implications for other robotics applications I am sure. Imagine a robot surgeon with hands that never twitch, or even a robotic house keeper which can put everything where it should be. People learn from all sorts of things, and this project will be no exception.

Oh, and it is not playing snooker, it is playing pool.
Willie Mosconi made 567 shots in a row,in a tournament playing straight pool,meaning you have to place the last ball from the rack in position to break the next rack....totally unhuman!
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nice! robots are finally improving their motor skills (PUN FULLY INTENDED).
now they need to make a robot that can actually walk quickly without falling over and doing this at the same time.

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I find your lack of foresight disturbing.
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post #25 of 26
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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".
Yes ,like eyes that have x ray and night vision.
Imagine people at 80 years old reading a newspaper from 100 meters away.I would like something like that.It would be very useful.Technology that is useful is what i would like to see.
Snooker is nice between humans .What if the robot looses ?! You will get terminated on spot by a laser shot
   
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post #26 of 26
This is pretty neat to say the least, great find. Definitely gonna be showing my Robotics/Engineering teacher this Monday!
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