Popular Science: Why Google taught robots to play ping pong

Popular Science: Why Google taught robots to play ping pong. “Yesterday, Google Research unveiled two new projects it’s been working on with a table tennis-playing robot. The Robotics team at Google taught a robot arm to play 300+ shot rallies with other people and return serves with the precision of ‘amateur humans.’ While this might not sound that impressive given how bad some people are at table tennis, the same techniques could be used to train robots to perform other ‘dynamic, high acceleration tasks’ that require close human-robot interaction.”

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