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Latest in Sports & Fitness FORPHEUS Table Tennis Robot Teaches Humans at CES
By Steve Crowe · 6 December, 2017 • Omron Corp.'s FORPHEUS ping-pong-playing robot will make its U.S. debut at CES 2018. We worthy humans can put our skills, or lack thereof, to the test against the AI-powered robot.Quarterback Drones Show Off Passing Skills at NFL Pro Bowl
By Steve Crowe · 27 January, 2017 • Watch DJI Inspire 1 drones show of their passing skills at the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Competition in Orlando.Watch: Robot Teaches itself How to Shoot Hoops in 2 Hours
By RT Staff · 11 November, 2016 • The Sun Devil two-armed robot used a custom version of reinforcement learning to learn how to shoot hoops in two hours. Its creators say the learning technique can be applied to other areas of robotics.Sumo Robot League: Robots & Sports Spark STEM Interest
By Steve Crowe · 28 October, 2016 • The Robotics Trends Show talks with the Sumo Robot League about how it's combining robotics and sports to address STEM education for middle school and high school students.Sports Robots Coming to Practice Fields Near You
By Steve Crowe · 14 October, 2016 • The Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot has garnered attention for its ability to help reduce football-related concussions. But the robot has proved beneficial for many other sports, too.Self-Driving Bicycle Hopes to Change Public Transit
By Steve Crowe · 12 October, 2016 • The University of Washington Bothell is building a self-driving bicycle that can travel 30 MPH with a 15-mile range. The team claims the self-driving bicycle "could get riders from A to B faster than a self-driving car, and at a tenth of the cost."AI Helps Sports Fans Find Shortest Concession Lines
By RT Staff · 11 October, 2016 • WaitTime uses cameras and artificial intelligence to steer Indiana Pacers fans to the shortest concession stand lines. WaitTime's system takes pictures of the arena's concession lines 10 times per second to calculate queuing times, order completion times and the number of people who got out of line because they didn't want to wait any longer.Football Robots Start Practicing with 49ers
By Steve Crowe · 24 August, 2016 • The San Francisco 49ers are using three Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robots in practice for both offensive and defensive drills to cut down on player injuries.Robots Now Beating Humans at Foosball
By Steve Crowe · 13 August, 2016 • A robot developed by EPFL students was able to compete against human players with average skills in table football. The next step will be to program the robot with some real strategy.Pittsburgh Steelers Practicing with Robots
By Steve Crowe · 24 May, 2016 • The Pittsburgh Steelers are using Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot tackling dummies during offseason workouts in an effort to enhance drills and reduce injuries to players.Robots Replacing Dartmouth College Football Players
By Steve Crowe · 1 April, 2016 • Dartmouth College's Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot will replace all 11 human players during football games this upcoming season.AI Picks Carolina Panthers to Win Super Bowl 50
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2016 • Microsoft Cortana and an AI simulation from EA Sports Madden NFL 16 predict the Carolina Panthers to beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.3D Printing Plays Major Role in Super Bowl 50
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2016 • Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will wear a 3D-printed brace during Super Bowl 50 to protect his broken right forearm.Watch: LDRIC Robot Golfer Hits Hole-in-One
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2016 • Watch this robot golfer pay homage to Tiger Woods by hitting a hole-in-one at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale during the Waste Management Phoenix Open.How UCLA Uses a Robot Arm to Study Knee Injuries
By Judy Lin, UCLA Media Relations · 27 January, 2016 • UCLA is using an industrial robot arm from KUKA Robotics to simulate the extreme forces athletes’ knees endure, shedding new light on how the knee works, how it gets injured and how best to repair it.
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