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Omron's AI-driven arm adjusts to student's progress level

AI-driven Forpheus uses data gathered from cameras and sensors to adjust its game according to the opponent and offer suggestions on improving table tennis skills.

TOKYO -- Omron is developing an AI-driven table tennis robot that can smash the ball or send back a slow, arching forehand, according to the player's level.

The robot, named Forpheus, uses cameras, sensors and AI-analyzed data to detect player and ball movement then react accordingly. It can also adjust its game based on an evaluation of a player's level.

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