Robot shoots pool, not sure if it calls its shots

Demonstration uses cameras, dual-armed robot to play billiards

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A master thesis at the Technische Universität München in Germany shows a dual-armed robot with the ability to shoot pool. With cameras mounted above the camera, a computer helps the robot calculate the shot difficulties and angles for each ball, allowing the robot to make the correct ball choice. The robot arm can optimize position for the stroke, as well.

Pretty cool stuff - but if this robot shows up at Tom's Tavern and says "Seriously, I've never played this game before", run away.

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