Pool Playing Robot

If you have ever seen a really good pool player, you may have thought “wow that guy hits the ball with robotic accuracy.” Well now thanks to some researchers in Germany the guy at the pool hall might actually be a robot. Watch video of the pool playing robot in action.
Thomas Nierhoff, from the Institute of Automatic Control Engineering at the Technical University of Munchen in Germany, programmed a two armed robot to shoot billiards…and to do it well. The bot, with seven degrees of freedom in each arm, was able to sink easier shots with up to 80% success…


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Okay as long as your pool table is flat. I used to go to the "Wrek'd Room" to play pool with my buddy Matt. In line with their name and the general appearance of everyone there, the poole table was pointing in every direction. That's where the robot would loose against a human player.
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