Robomintoner Robot: Badminton Bot
Artificial Intelligence and robots have ventured into almost all fields now, be it medical, military or science. In their quest for global takeover, they have not left sports behind, and have played chess with top ranked players and defeated world champions at Go. Now the latest game to see the debut of a robot and one that could give stiff competition to players is badminton. The robot, allegedly the only of its kind was created by students and teachers at the University of Electronic Science and Tech, China, and has been nicknamed ‘Robomintoner’. Robomintoner uses an HD Camera and has a binocular vision system, just like humans and many other animals, to visualise the flying shuttlecock that is lobbed at it by its opponent. The robot uses Bluetooth to wirelessly convey the position and direction of the shuttlecock to a base station, to determine where the shuttlecock is likely to land.
- Country: China
- Company: Chengdu University