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A robot table tennis tutor 'Forpheus' now holds Guinness World Record

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 September 2016, 11:56 IST

Table tennis robot 'Forpheus' is certified as the "first robot table tennis tutor" in the world by Guinness World Records. The robot is made by Omron.

It was first created by Omron in 2013.

The Guinness Book of Records 2017 edition describes it as, "In October, 2015, the Japanese company Omron Corporation introduced a table tennis robot with a sensor that measures the position of its opponent and the movement of the ball 80 times per second, it can predict the trajectory of the ball and hit the ball back, and project the landing point of the ball."

Guinness World Records Japan Co, Ltd Takumi Nippon Project leader, Vihag Kulshrestha said, "Guinness World Records Japan launched a project called Takumi Nippon in 2014 that has transmitted Japan's wonderful technology to the world through the Guinness World Records. The world record achieved by Forpheus, which was developed with the technical capabilities of the Omron Corporation, as the world's 'first robot table tennis tutor', is also a record for the Takumi Nippon Project. I am very pleased to be able to convey Japan's wonderful artisanship to people all over the world."

Earlier this year, Omron unveiled Forpheus for the first time in India at Elecrama-2016 event held in Bangalore.


First published: 29 September 2016, 11:56 IST