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CES 2018: What It’s Like to Play Ping-Pong With a Robot

The first thing that I should say about FORPHEUS is that it’s gentle. The artificially intelligent Ping-Pong tutor built by Omrom is not trying to beat you. It’s not trying to take over the world. FORPHEUS is trying to make you a better Ping-Pong player. I played Ping-Pong with this incredibly futuristic being, and not only do I feel like a better Ping-Pong player, I feel better about the potential for a robot-led future. Read More >>

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I Want to Become a Table Tennis Jedi Just So I Can Open Coke Bottles With the Ball

There’s not much fame that comes with being a championship table tennis player. You don’t get shoe deals, ticker tape parades, or cameos in movies. You do, however, get to post awesome trick shot compilation videos to YouTube, leaving the internet completely jealous of your skills with a paddle. Read More >>

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These Goofy Dudes Just So Happen to Be Incredible Table Tennis Players

What have we learned from this compilation of Takkyuugeinin’s “table tennis entertainment” vines? Read More >>

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Playing Table Tennis with Random Objects Is Seriously Goofy

Sure, some random objects like a frying pan and a shovel make some sort of sense to use as a table tennis bat replacement. But an iron? A kitchen knife? A wooden spoon? A rolling pin? Read More >>

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It Won’t Be Long Before Drones Start Winning Olympic Gold Medals In Table Tennis

Everyone assumes that one day robotic arms will be dominating human opponents at the inevitable Cyber Olympics. If IBM’s research division has anything to say about it, flying drones could pose the bigger threat to mankind’s gold medal dreams. Read More >>

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This Cardboard Table Tennis Folds Down into a Portable Cardboard Suitcase

The next time you're stuck at an airport waiting for a delayed flight, instead of turning to your smartphone to pass the time, just make sure this cardboard version of table tennis is one of your carry-on items. In just seconds it can be unfolded and assembled into a working ping-pong table, complete with a cardboard net, cardboard paddles and cardboard scoreboard. Read More >>

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This Crazy Ping Pong Table Houses a 2,800W Sound System

If you feel like your table tennis set-up needs a little more... oomph, then look no further than Stiga's new Studio table: a regulation playing surface that happens to pack a 2,800 watt sound system. Beer pong will never be the same again. Read More >>

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A 3D-Printed Squeezable Ping-Pong Ball That Won’t Dent

Even if you've got the table, some choice paddles, and enough room to play, a game of ping-pong can still be undone if you can't find a tiny plastic ball that isn't dented. Table tennis balls are notoriously easy to damage, rendering them useless to play with, which is what inspired Philipp Günther to create the nearly indestructible 3D-printed AirBall. Read More >>

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A Round Ping Pong Table With a Spinning Net Looks Like Dizzying Fun

Ping Pong, Table Tennis -- the working man's Wimbledon. An age-old game, it's in need of an update if it's going to compete with generation iPad. And that's why this round ping pong table with a net that's free to spin is a must-have. Read More >>

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Watch a Pro Table Tennis Player Take Down a Robot Opponent

After an anxious month's wait, we finally get to see the ultimate showdown of man vs. machine on the only battleground that matters—table tennis. The results? Humans: 1, KUKA robot: 0. Our future mechanical overlords still have quite a ways go. Read More >>

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I Can’t Wait to See This Robot Vs. Human Table Tennis Match

You've seen robots hike over rocks and dominate at table football, but have you ever watched a machine face off against a human ping pong champion, Forrest Gump-style? Well, March 11th is your lucky day. Read More >>

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Fortune Telling Chopsticks Predict Your Future but Not How Tasty Your Meal Will Be

It's the start of the Chinese New Year today (it's the Year of the Horse, for all you equestrian lovers out there), and to mark the occasion, Chinese restaurant chain Ping Pong has created a set of "Fortune Telling chopsticks". Read More >>

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Ping Pong Only Gets Better When You Add Crazy AR Visuals

The problem with ping pong — as cool as it is — is its complete and utter lack of insane, borderline seizure-inducing visuals. We can all agree on that, right? Well you don't have to worry anymore; the Pingtime augmented reality table has got that covered. Read More >>

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What Happens When a 900MPH Ping Pong Serve Hits Your Paddle

There's no shortage of plans online for building a simple ping pong cannon that can fire balls at hundreds of miles per hour. But you're probably not going to find the details of Purdue University Professor Mark French's cannon, since his creation can accelerate a ping pong ball to 900 miles per hour, or just over Mach 1.2. Read More >>