Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Disney Creates Robot That Can Play Catch

 |  |  |  |  |  November 26, 2012


Apparently, Disney want your kids to spend more time with robots and less with parents. At least that would appear to be their goal judging by this humanoid robot. The robotics experts at the Disney Research lab in Pittsburgh have created a humanoid robot that can play a game of catch for possible use in theme parks.

Well, it’s more like a game of lob, but some day it will be really awesome at a game of catch. This robot can lob a ball to you and when you throw it back, can find, register, and catch it. The robot uses a Kinect to sense and track the trajectory of an object thrown directly at it, adjusting so that it can catch it with one hand.

If it misses the catch, the robot will look around for the ball or shake its head in dismay. Its sensors also track and follow the direction of the human it’s playing with, so it will turn and face its partner if they move out of the way. Looks like robot baseball is coming along just fine.

[via PopSci via Geekosystem]



Foo Fighters: Somebody to Love

Foo Fighters: Somebody to Love

Burning Up a Satellite

Burning Up a Satellite

The Hardest Dirt Bike Race

The Hardest Dirt Bike Race

ABT Tunes the Audi RS6 to 789 Horsepower

ABT Tunes the Audi RS6 to 789 Horsepower

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Hides Its Rear Wing

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Hides Its Rear Wing

Retro BFP F-150 Goes Back to the ’80s

Retro BFP F-150 Goes Back to the ’80s

Advertisement