Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Pool Shark Robot, Oh My!

Geeky but awesome. Check out Willow Garage's new pool shark robot, the PR2. This guy may look like an easy mark, but the PR2 doesn't rely on remote controls wielded by humans to make its shots. Instead, it utilizes two high-resolution cameras equipped with a "color blob tracker" and special software to plan its shots.

While we're safe from being hustled by robots for now, this guy was developed in only one week and pocketed five balls during his "exhibition."

Robot Pool Shark

For further information and links to the FastFiz billiards library and Poolshark billiards code, visit Willow Garage's website.

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