Ping pong robots are nothing new. We have covered a bunch of them here in the past. FORPHEUS is OMRON’s 5th generation table tennis robot with AI that can not only give you plenty of practice but improve your game. It can learn from each player to tutor them more effectively. The robot adjusts its abilities to promote longer rallies.
The new version has faster ball return skills, better ball-sensing prediction, and an expanded range of movement. It also delivers AI-powered personalized coaching. As the company explains:
FORPHEUS now features “elbow” and “wrist” movements to place topspin and backspin on the ball. OMRON developers sharpened his vision, which now boasts high-speed image processing by a stereo camera. Using his improved perception and data from a player’s performance, FORPHEUS now compares a player’s form and skill to that of a professional table tennis player, providing personalized coaching.