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Date: 12/12/06 02:09 AM

42 Responses to Foosball: Man vs Machine

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 12:36 am
    Link: Foosball: Man vs Machine - I think this is a sign that robots will soon rule the Earth.
  2. Profile photo of Kisato
    Kisato Female 18-29
    695 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 2:29 am
    That was pretty neat! I never knew foosball could actually be fun to watch...
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    notapervert Male 13-17
    2567 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 2:33 am
    lolo
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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 2:49 am
    The beginning of the end.
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    iAMzach Male 18-29
    606 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 2:59 am
    run for your lives! run for your lives! oh wait...it sucks balls never mind.
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    LBlues Male 18-29
    713 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 3:11 am
    If it began to take over the world, Id just unplug it :D
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 3:23 am
    ^ careful- the foosball tables may be listening.
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    pudleofcrud Male 18-29
    95 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 3:59 am
    What? YOU FOOL! He`s going to kill the human race by creating foosball tables that learn!!!
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    lorddalvidii Male 13-17
    285 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 4:44 am
    they shall challenge us for the ownership of earth, and we shall LOSE!!

    OH NOES!!!

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    apttodo Female 18-29
    795 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 4:45 am
    I have to ask, against a "random" sample the computer won 75%. How random was the sample exactly? Maybe they found all of these people in one specific place and therefore they had never played foosball before. How old were these people? Did they get a practice game against a human first? (So many unanswered questions). Or theres the fact that people who actually volunteer in the first place are a different kind of person to someone who doesn`t volunteer.

    mind you, what does all of this have to do with the ability to play foosball, i think i may be babbling.

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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 5:46 am
    Why try to make it impossible to beat? No one would want to play it. Make it hard, like how it is now. At least you could win sometimes. It`s no fun to lose all the time.
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    Link1919 Male 13-17
    236 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 7:02 am
    no fun to win all the time either
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    roxidied Female 13-17
    322 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 7:04 am
    Haha I`d probably end up tugging on the robotty sides to try and stop it.
  14. Profile photo of Link1919
    Link1919 Male 13-17
    236 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 7:07 am
    id just brake it if i lost
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    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1364 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 7:13 am
    wow that was awsome.
    ps the inventor looked like albert einstien
  16. Profile photo of NyQ
    NyQ Male 18-29
    375 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 8:46 am
    this is flawed, tho. a human player has only two hands with which to move the four bars. the robot here has a `hand` on each bar and does not need to move from one to another, thereby reducing its response time.
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2006 at 8:49 am
    Just what I was going to say NyQ. Still, that`s pretty darn impressive.
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    Galileo53 Male 13-17
    731 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 9:42 am
    the human guy thinks hes so cool :-P
  19. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2006 at 10:06 am
    If the maker of this really wants to humanize it, he`ll program it to make mistakes.
  20. Profile photo of NyQ
    NyQ Male 18-29
    375 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 10:18 am
    evidently it does make mistakes, otherwise it would win 100% of the time

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    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    December 12, 2006 at 10:55 am
    ok but some people are just rubbish at foosball, maybe thats the 75% of people who lose.
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    DrewK Male 30-39
    495 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 11:00 am
    A trained monkey could beat that old guy.
  23. Profile photo of VONLINE
    VONLINE Male 18-29
    578 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 2:12 pm
    That robot is pretty good at foosball, but... can it walk up stairs?
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 3:40 pm
    That looks like fun! Why would I play against a friend when I can play against a lifeless computer?
    Not.
    But, hey, that computer thing works fast. I`m soo bad at foosball lol.
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    lonedog80 Male 18-29
    12 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 3:42 pm
    well, until the world leaders are choosen in foosball tournaments, I feel safe... *rolls eyes* I understand why the machine was created... but... why play against an old fart like that? I could beat that dude, and I don`t have full use of my hands... that`s unfair... poor old man, always loosing... he crys himself to sleep at night, doesn`t he?
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    wtfyousob Male 18-29
    56 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 4:00 pm
    huzah for humans!
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    December 12, 2006 at 4:54 pm
    well, he wants to create a foosball machine that can beat all humans. pointless, interesting, but humans are at a huge disadvantage. like the other guy says, humans only have 2 hands. EVEN IF you get two humans to play together, they are not 1 entity, they are not 1 interlocked mind, so until someone sprouts 2 extra arms the machine has a significant advantage
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    sertrbl Male 18-29
    1422 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 4:55 pm
    "no fun to win all the time either"
    yea... that was part of his point. he said make it HARD. good job.

    anyway, i would like to see two of the robots against eachother... would anyone score?

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    Omagablade Male 18-29
    109 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 5:00 pm
    question, if the machine will soon be able to learn from the people it plays, then couldnt you just lose on purpose a bunch of times and then kick its ass?
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 6:03 pm
    FREAKIN` SWEET!!!
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    sims2luver Female 13-17
    797 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 7:22 pm
    *Throws machine across the room* It`s taking over the world!!!!!!
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    armygirljenn Female 18-29
    353 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 7:35 pm
    That thing could teach Asimo a few things
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    pea_ooter Male 13-17
    986 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 8:05 pm
    NyQ, you can play 2 players against 1 robot that make 4 arms against 4 arms....

    Videogamer, sure, the camera probly already makes mistakes

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    DoughnutBoy Male 13-17
    701 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 8:20 pm
    "If it began to take over the world, Id just unplug it "
    Yeah lol or if it were batery powered...get some water
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    NyQ Male 18-29
    375 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 8:29 pm
    well, to caboose`s claim above, the game could be made fair if the robots hands were REDUCED (instead of increasing the number of human hands), thereby forcing the computer to move its hands from one pole to another
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    Morphplx Male 18-29
    129 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 8:38 pm
    That table got owned
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    igothack Male 18-29
    11 posts
    December 12, 2006 at 9:48 pm
    I can so imagine these at vegas, for 5 dollars a game and like a $1000 prize if they make it in once
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    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
    854 posts
    December 13, 2006 at 12:18 am
    I`m so scared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    shizzaster Male 13-17
    1866 posts
    December 13, 2006 at 12:27 am
    Very interesting, but it got beat by the same move over and over again..
    i opened this thinking it was that awesome soccer commercial for nike i think it was. where they try to steal the "roundest" soccer ball in the world, and the robot ninjas fight them for it.
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    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    December 13, 2006 at 11:47 am
    ^ ah, you mean this cool advert:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=5kx9lEgmD0o

  41. Profile photo of FireSlayer
    FireSlayer Male 13-17
    24 posts
    December 13, 2006 at 10:34 pm
    That would be such a pro game if you built a robot for each team, then just watch.
  42. Profile photo of apttodo
    apttodo Female 18-29
    795 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 10:19 am
    ^^ Its just a ball.
    No! It`s rounder ;)

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