Industrial mechanic Ulf Hoffman has built an extraordinary table tennis robot. As an instant rival to the KUKA robot that Timo Boll played against, the engineer has created a garage bot that would give the Uberpong team a run for their money! His robot, the UHTTR-1, is remarkably dextrous and “due to the really good servo motors and the lightweight aluminum construction, there is a rapid response capability” as Ulf points out on his website. The robot took two years to build and is currently able to hold a ping pong paddle and play in passive mode.
– Could you beat UHTTR-1? What would the score be?
via Laughing Squid