Kuka robot plays table tennis world champion Timo Boll

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Kuka Agilus robot

We expected a fair fight when robot maker Kuka announced that it would be pitting its Agilus robot against table tennis star Timo Boll last month. Conditioned professional human athlete against a cold, merciless, bright orange mechanical arm on a small wooden field, both wielding the same armament: a miniature bat. Boll was once ranked world number one, but Kuka claimed its robot was the quickest in the world. The Agilus was named for its lightning-fast movements, and would presumably be able to rapidly spin into position and return Boll’s balls from anywhere on the table. (Video)

 

 

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World’s Smallest Spy Camera

World’s Smallest Spy Camera 

Spy Camera With DVR

We don’t like buying the idea of swallowing tiny cameras down our gut. But when medical scientists come up with strangest of illness-detecting aids like the swallowable cameras, we stand but with no alternative. This tiny ping-pong-ball-like camera here is no med-gadget, and so we don’t intend the former; it’s a 128 MB Flash Memory spy cam. Hyped as the world’s smallest spy camera with a DVR, this is capable of seeing you secure through the gravest of security predicaments. The spy camera with DVR comes equipped with a rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery and USB connectors, it captures images at 30 FPS, supports an external Micro SD card, all this at 320×240 resolutions. The spy camera with DVR is available for retail at $359.99 while the sale price is $259.99, available at SpyVille.

 

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Three-Person Ping Pong Table Is More Inclusive

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One Funky Game Table!

What do you do if you’re hanging out with two friends and all three of you want to play ping pong? In most situations, you take turns playing while the third person looks on, bored. That’s not the optimal solution, obviously.

If you had the Modular Table Tennis System, you could all play at the same time. And it would be crazy. Just look at this table? I feel bad for the guy stuck with the middle section, who’s essentially stuck taking on two people at the same time. I suppose you could have a volley between the people on the far ends, but it would be difficult and unrewarding compared to just piling on the poor sucker in the middle. So I guess this isn’t really an optimal alternative to a regular table, but I gWhat do you do if you’re hanging out with two friends and all three of you want to play ping pong? In most situations, you take turns playing while the third person looks on, bored. That’s not the optimal solution, obviously.

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