Robot Tracks and Catches Fastballs
Date: Monday, August 08 @ 13:35:59 BST
Topic: Tracking

The News Scientist runs a story about a robot which catches balls travelling at 83 metres per second, much like a baseball player.
An array of 32 by 48 individual photo detectors in its “palm”, tracks a ball's trajectory at high speed. And a series of specialised image processing circuits recognise this movement almost instantly.
It is not the first time that I come across Japanese robots, which perform amazingly in tracking tasks. Also amazing are the mechanics involved in catching the ball using no more than 3 metallic claws. Read article from the New Scientist

This article comes from The Computer Vision Digest

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