Popular Posts Last 7 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last 30 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last year_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts All time_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular


Saudi Arabia$type=two$count=2$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World



Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair


FORPHEUS, a fourth-generation table-tennis robot developed by automation parts maker Omron returns a shot to a human player at a top Tokyo tech fair on October 2

A ping-pong-playing robot served up a hit at a top Tokyo tech fair Monday, while a barely-moving machine in the shape of a sloth aimed to provide a relaxing change of pace.

The alien-looking table-tennis star, named FORPHEUS, had a tough opponent, in the shape of Japan's first-ever Olympic singles medal-winner in a man-versus-machine clash.

Technicians have worked on FORPHEUS's robotics and artificial intelligence technology and had hoped it would be able to return a smash from the Olympian, Jun Mizutani.

"This machine now has the ability to react to a smash by observing the other player's movement," said Masayuki Koizumi in charge of sensing technology research at Omron, the robot's creator.

"We hope people with advanced ping pong skills will play with the machine," he said.

But Mizutani appeared to have little reason to hang up his bat yet, as the robot failed to retrieve his attacking shot.

"One day it might hit back," Mizutani, 28, said after the match.

Omron also showcased a new censor that can detect whether a driver is concentrating or dozing off in a self-driving car.

The company aims to commercialise its technology by 2020, it said at the Cutting-Edge IT & Electronics Comprehensive Exhibition (CEATEC) near Tokyo.

- 'Slow robots' -

Meanwhile, a new Tokyo start-up aims to help budding gymnasts and ballet dancers with a mirror that streams the movements of professional athletes.

Using the augmented reality (AR) technology, would-be prima ballerinas can imitate the correct techniques when practising in front of the mirror by following the images of real experts.

"You can consider it as a cyber coach," said Fujio Tamaki, founder of FunLife start-up, after demonstrating a pirouette by watching the teacher's moves in the mirror.

"We hope we can provide professional skills that are not easy to access for the wider public -- such as kids in remote areas," he said.

But such professional coaching does not come cheap -- the firm is renting the product for some 200,000 yen ($1,780) a month.

For robot fans wanting a change of pace, toy maker Bandai showcased its new creation called "Norobo" -- a combination of the words "noro" (slow) and "robot" -- which comes in the shape of a panda or a sloth.

A Norobo hangs from its arms on a tree-like bar, moving only 12 centimetres in eight hours.

"Nowadays, technologies are too advanced and we're stressed out by using them," said Bandai's general manager Shingo Watanabe.

"So why not create the world of slow robots?"

Users can look at the sloth-like robot and just relax, he explained.

The CEATEC, which exhibits the latest in consumer technology from nearly 670 firms, is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday.



Ads,5,Afghanistan,69,Africa,17,Americas,4,Animals,36,Asia,186,Australia,9,Austria,3,Bahrain,2,Bangladesh,16,Barcelona,1,Belgium,3,Brunei,1,Business,1240,Canada,2,Catalan,80,China,112,Cuba,3,Egypt,21,Europe,207,Fitness,14,France,22,Germany,33,Headlines,11,Health,168,Hillary Clinton,199,Hong Kong,1,Hungary,1,Iceland,1,India,100,Indonesia,8,International,75,Iran,75,Iraq,72,Ireland,2,Islamophobia,19,Israel,8,Italy,2,Japan,26,Jordan,1,Kenya,5,Kosovo,1,Kuwait,3,Lebanon,2,Libya,2,Lifestyle,302,Lithuania,1,Malaysia,12,Malta,1,Maxico,3,Middle East,111,Muslim World,572,Myanmar,32,Nawaz Sharif,5,Nepal,3,Netherlands,2,New Zealand,9,Niger,1,Nigeria,1,Nobel Prize,81,North Korea,49,Norway,1,Opinion,26,Pakistan,1021,Palestine,35,Philippine,11,Pics,66,Poland,2,Popular,1,Qatar,93,Rohingya,118,Russia,37,Rwanda,1,Saudi Arabia,80,Science,144,Serbia,2,Showbiz,347,Somalia,4,South Africa,1,South Korea,5,Spain,49,Sports,1289,Sudan,1,Sweden,1,Switzerland,2,Syria,104,Taiwan,2,Technology,437,Thailand,4,Today IN History,21,Top News,983,Tunisia,1,Turkey,73,U.S.,270,UAE,21,UK,46,Ukrain,2,Venezuela,4,Videos,75,Vietnam,2,World,4682,Yemen,21,
Muslim Global: Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair
Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair
FORPHEUS, a fourth-generation table-tennis robot developed by automation parts maker Omron returns a shot to a human player at a top Tokyo tech fair on October 2
Muslim Global
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy