Table Tennis Gets 'First' Robotic Coach

Hello. It is Lauren Klein here again. 

Japanese electronics company Omron Corp. created a table tennis robot tutor for "its ability to play and teach the sport." The robot is called, FORPHEUS. The robot uses vision and motion to track a match and has cameras following the ball 80 times per second. It can teach by projecting an image of where the ball will land to help the student. Algorithms and artificial intelligence can also allow FORPHEUS to rate the players, assessing their gameplay to better tailor the lessons. 

Thanks for reading! Lauren out.