RIDEPLAY tv covers AI Ping Pong Playing Robot at CES

BY Marissa Rees

March 15, 2019

Introducing the World’s First AI Table Tennis Player and Tutor

The Next Best Ping Pong Player

Tired of trying to find the best partner to match in a game? Forpheus by Omron has you covered. Omron is known for world leading automation, artificial intelligence and robotics technology. They demonstrated this technology at CES 2019 with FORPHEUS, the world’s first AI-equipped table tennis tutor. Omron is a leading global company with a team that spans across several industries. They see job training through artificial intelligence as a main focus for them. The result is the ping pong tutor. Wes from RIDEPLAY tv tests his backswing as featured below!

How Forpheus Works

Forpheus, the robot, relies mainly on artificial intelligence and image detection technology to reproduce human behavior. Therefore, no more orders from us humans. Tutors, such as Forpheus, exemplify how Omron continues to harmonize the modern world with AI technology. Forpheus is the ultimate challenging, yet responsive player. Forpheus’ continuous adjustment capability allows an opponent to develop personal skills. For instance, having the ability to analyze and hit a ball 80 times per second allows for ball direction detection.

Development of Personal Skills

By doing so, it is possible for Forepheus to adjust and progressively increase intensity. As a result, this creates a coaching approach to the game and demonstrates how it is not just a ping pong playing robot. It is both an opponent and tutor. Forpheus’ arm intensity control adjustment provides the highest possibility for a successful rally with the opponent.This maintains the match’s intensity and excitement. What level do you think Forpheus would choose for you? Our RIDEPLAY tv team was impressed with the results!

Omron’s Mission and Beliefs

Forpheus is a perfect example of how AI technology produces machines to match human ability on a same, if not improved, level. Forpheus clearly embodies Omron’s mission and beliefs, and that is to improve human capability and creativity by providing a harmonious world where humans and machines work together. OMRON is changing the world we thought we knew through its world leading automation, artificial intelligence and robotics technology. Providing solutions to common daily global problems with a focus on technology integration makes Omron the global leader our world needs.

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