Table Tennis Robot Makes Guinness Record

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World’s first robot table tennis tutor in Japan has created a new Guinness World Record for its ability of being able to play the game better than most humans.

FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonised aUtomation with Sinic Theoretics) has officially been given the Guinness title for its unique technological intelligence and educational capabilities.

FORPHEUS machine is easily able to act as a coach, thanks to cutting-edge vision and motion sensors it can use to gage movement during a match.

FORPHEUS also features an array of cameras that are situated above the ping pong table that monitors the position of the ball at an impressive rate of 80 times per second.