Japanese robot attempts to perfect baseball technique

By andy

Take a robot pitcher, constructed with a mechanical arm and a high-speed, three-fingered hand that can open and close at up to 10 times per second, and a robot batter with 1,000fps cameras, and you have the beginnings of a cyber-baseball team.

Here’s a video including slow-motion replay:

At present the pitcher can only throw fast balls (well, 25mph balls), but researchers want to get it up to 93mph and vary the types of ball it can deliver.

The batter will be trained to consistently hit balls to the same target.

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