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Humans vs. Machines: Foosball Answered

First, Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov; now, computer dominance has extended beyond chess to the world of foosball. Students from University of Adelaide in Australia created this autonomous foosball table that seems capable of beating human challengers. Of course, if any of the engineers want a break to play a game of foosball, they're going to lose to their own creation.

Link via Gizmodo

Also check out Gizmodo's gallery of other foosball creations.

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11orem

10 years ago

but adelaides still a hole Melbourne ;)

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11orem

10 years ago

australia rules yay

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WeissensteinburgLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

I doubt it...it has the ability to move quickly, accurately, and all of it's players at the same time.

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SC-GhostLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Star Wolf says that in Star Fox 64. I believe on the snow level, level 3. But possibly on Venom when they all have fancy ships, before you fight Andross.

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BranLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Eek, I've only seen those. By spin-off I take it that mean still relating to Toy Story?

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Lithium RainBran

Reply 10 years ago

TS3 doesn't exist yet...and yes, still relating to toy story. (hint, think disney channel...)

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puzzlefreakLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Hahaha, "Not even close". Too bad that's correct. (Woo star fox!)

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Lithium Rainpuzzlefreak

Reply 10 years ago

Nope, it may be on that but I heard it someplace else...no cookie for you!

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SharkuSC-Ghost

Reply 10 years ago

sheesh the censors have about 10MS respond time an average human is 7MS :P

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=SMART=Weissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

But it is vulnerable to a power-cut, EMP-bomb, and the Off switch......

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xACIDITYx=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

*Darn, the computer is winning* Whoops, I accidentally unplugged it. Sorry...

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Shadowmang

10 years ago

didn't someone on Instructables make this for the laser cutter contest?

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DuctTapeRules!

10 years ago

Robot advantages- Moves quicker, probably faster to react and doesn't have the problem of reaching out for the other sticks Human advantages- Can think more creatively than a robot, can figure out the robot's patterns since it probably won't change.

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yokozunaBisquick the ninja

Reply 10 years ago

Obviously... robots are incapable of ascending to the astral plane of existance. A ninja could destroy this lowly opponent through simple telekinesis. Many pirates on the other hand have taken on this machine, and about 90% have lost an eye. Foolish mortals.

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the_burrito_master

10 years ago

I want... to beat that thing. its prob like 100,000 dollars to buy one of those.

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jessyratfink

10 years ago

I suck at foosball. I think I'll just surrender now and save myself the pain. :)