Andrew Emery

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What It's Like to Play Ping-Pong With a Robot

The first thing that I should say about FORPHEUS is that it’s gentle. The artificially intelligent Ping-Pong tutor built by Omron is not trying to …

Robotics

Atari Table Pong cleverly re-creates the classic video game using physics

The nostalgia wave was strong at CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. I got a taste of it when I saw Atari Table Pong, a mechanical and digital table game in which you spin foam paddles to play.<p>It’s sort of like an air hockey table, with the action taking place under a glass …

Lawnmower-powered Zamboni solves a classic Canadian problem

A gang of good old boys from Estey’s Bridge, N.B., who were looking for a faster and easier way to clear off the community’s outdoor skating rink …

Zapata Flyride: Hit the barrel roll button on a flying 2-up boatercycle

The result was his original Flyboard, which strapped powerful water jets to your feet (and originally your arms, too), and was capable of rocketing …

Crazy Russian Hacker Opens a 65 Year-Old U.S. Military Sleeping Bag in a Vacuum Sealed Can

Taras Kulakov the “Crazy Russian Hacker” released a video where he opens a 65 year-old military sleeping bag that was vacuum sealed in a metal can. …