Watch: Robot can catch a baseball with ease
Here’s a new robot developed by the German Aerospace Center that’s probably more agile with a baseball than most regular people.
Using high definition cameras and advanced software that can judge distance and velocity hundreds of times per second, this ‘bot can actually nab a ball out of mid-air roughly 80% of the time, if it’s thrown from less than five meters away.
It’s just one of many new projects being presented at this year’s International Conference on Robotics and Automation, but really an amazing accomplishment on its own.
(h/t: New Scientist)