Set to be introduced at the IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing in Italy next month, Golfi is basically a golf robot that can putt like a professional. It does this by utilizing a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera mounted on the ceiling to capture a depth map of the green and that data is then sent to a physics-based model.
While APPTRAKK won’t work on Europa, this wearable anti-drowning device, developed by Macquarie University researchers, detects signs of drowning and alerts lifeguards to the swimmer’s location. Sensors on the bracelet have built-in sensors to detect heart rate, blood oxygen, water depth, submersion time and movement patterns.
Those familiar with billiards know that the opening pool break is when a player hits the group of balls that are racked together at the far end of the table in order to start the game. The Slow Mo Guys recorded this break with a cannon-fired 400mph cue ball at 80,000fps using a high-speed Phantom TMX7510 camera.
YouTuber Mark Rober has built machines to defeat scammy arcade machines, and most recently, Squirrel Maze 3.0 for his backyard Squirrelympics event. This definitely made use of his skills acquired as a former NASA engineer, as it consists of seven different events, such as a spinning balance beam as well as the long jump.
Sure, Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot can survey the ruins of Pompeii, but this quadruped robotic dog goalkeeper is probably more skilled than most humans at saving shots. That’s right, an international team of researchers developed a reinforcement learning (RL) framework that enables quadrupedal robots to perform soccer goalkeeping tasks in the real world.
The robotics team at Google have developed a ping pong robot based on the i-S2R platform that is able to sustain a 340 hit rally. Iterative-Sim2Real essentially allows a robot to hold rallies of over 300 hits with a human player, while GoalsEye enables learning goal-conditioned policies that match the precision of amateur human table tennis players.
The fan-designed LEGO Ideas Table Football set becomes official, and consists of 2,339-pieces including 22 different minifigures, which can be built with various hair styles, facial expressions as well as skin tones. Thanks to its portable size, the completed set can easily be transported to play with friends or even on a trip.
You’ve seen a masterful drone pilot navigate the Mall of America, now check out what they can do at Wrigley Field in a single take, home of the Chicago Cubs. This major league baseball stadium is best known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall, hand-turned scoreboard, and its location right in the middle of a residential neighborhood with no parking lots, while the rooftops behind the outfield offer expansive views of the action.
Located approximately 83-miles north-northwest of Las Vegas, the US Air Force’s highly secretive Area 51 base is one facility that only people with the right top secret clearance can visit, but anyone can view its baseball field. What most do not know is that it’s apparently been there since 1964, built during Project OXCART, the development and fielding of the A-12 spy plane.