Ping Pong Robots is a new concept which only has been in talks recently. A lot of intelligence and hard work has gone into the testing and research in the Robotic field. I am proud to say that we have succeeded in this by a big margin. But how much effective and user-friendly are these robots in real? Is everything that we listen and read true about these machines?
What is a Ping Pong Robot
The moment I saw the machine, it was a flabbergasting moment. Its huge in design with lots of connections, wirings, and tubings on.
Other fact about the machine is that, it does not try to beat you or conquer the game. Instead, it tries to improve your game and helps you with playing the game in a better way. There are many additional benefit which you receive with playing on this robot – more understanding on the game, and also gives a chance to look deeper into the game.
It’s because of the Omron’s Forpheus robot which brought the Ping Pong Robot in highlight. Not many people find the robot much fun, but if you really want to enjoy the game then you will like playing on this machine. If you don’t have much knowledge of the playing technique, you can still have your best experience with the Forpheus machine. Robots really help you with the learning as well as the skill development.
There have been studies going on for the ping pong robotics, but it was only in the year 1980 when it was commercially available. You will find many companies in the lot, who are building and selling such robots. Some of them look like the traditional robots, but the thing is not many look like them.
So, what is a Ping Pong Robot?
It is a machine which shoots ping pong balls from one end of the table to the other in a controlled fashion. There are three basic components of a robot to consider:
- First comes the mechanism which sets the ball and shoots them from the ping pong table.
- A programming box, that includes all the commands that get triggered for each firing.
- The net which captures the ball after it is served to you.
These are present with the high-end robot options, while you won’t find much features with the basic robot setup. Basic ping pong robot does not include nets, and it’s better to have the complete table tennis set if you are planning to set a robot at your place. They require electric power for the working, so make sure that there is a power source in the nearby place where the table is placed.
When we call a Ping Pong Robot advanced, then you will find features like the net on the sides which could hold the balls which are hit back by you. You may also find a ball catching and recycling mechanism in upgraded systems. Look for a firing mechanism which has an adjustable neck on it, so if you wish the robot to play against you directly then you can adjust the firing component accordingly.
So, in short, whatever you have heard about the Ping Pong Robot is true! It is trending now! A big shout out to Omron and the team for bringing a new phase to the Ping Pong game. More than that, making us aware of this awesome technology.
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