Saturday, August 06, 2005

Japanese Scientists Create Robots Able to Catch High Speed Projectiles

"The robotic catcher, developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo, Japan, can comfortably grab a ball careering through the air at 300 kilometres per hour, or 83 metres per second, its creators say. And, of course, the robot never gets tired of doing so.

Akio Namiki and colleagues built the robot to test technologies that could some day make robots useful in situations where they may have to react at high speed."
Read more at NewScientist.

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