Foosball: Man vs Machine

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in Sports
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I think this is a sign that robots will soon rule the Earth.
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Female 795
^^ Its just a ball.
No! It`s rounder ;)
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Male 24
That would be such a pro game if you built a robot for each team, then just watch.
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Male 988
^ ah, you mean this cool advert:

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

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Male 1,866
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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Female 854
I`m so scared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 11
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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Male 129
That table got owned
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Male 375
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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Male 701
"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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Male 986
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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Female 353
That thing could teach Asimo a few things
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Female 797
*Throws machine across the room* It`s taking over the world!!!!!!
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Male 2,781
FREAKIN` SWEET!!!
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Male 109
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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Male 1,420
"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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Male 1,204
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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Male 56
huzah for humans!
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Male 12
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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Female 2,552
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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Male 578
That robot is pretty good at foosball, but... can it walk up stairs?
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Male 495
A trained monkey could beat that old guy.
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Male 2,057
ok but some people are just rubbish at foosball, maybe thats the 75% of people who lose.
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Male 375
evidently it does make mistakes, otherwise it would win 100% of the time

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Male 3,014
If the maker of this really wants to humanize it, he`ll program it to make mistakes.
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Male 731
the human guy thinks hes so cool :-P
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Male 1,406
Just what I was going to say NyQ. Still, that`s pretty darn impressive.
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Male 375
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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Male 1,364
wow that was awsome.
ps the inventor looked like albert einstien
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Male 236
id just brake it if i lost
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Female 322
Haha I`d probably end up tugging on the robotty sides to try and stop it.
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Male 236
no fun to win all the time either
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Male 1,461
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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Female 795
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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Male 285
they shall challenge us for the ownership of earth, and we shall LOSE!!

OH NOES!!!

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Male 95
What? YOU FOOL! He`s going to kill the human race by creating foosball tables that learn!!!
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Female 1,972
^ careful- the foosball tables may be listening.
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Male 713
If it began to take over the world, Id just unplug it :D
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Male 606
run for your lives! run for your lives! oh wait...it sucks balls never mind.
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Male 1,265
The beginning of the end.
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Male 2,567
lolo
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Female 694
That was pretty neat! I never knew foosball could actually be fun to watch...
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Male 10,115
Link: Foosball: Man vs Machine [Rate Link] - I think this is a sign that robots will soon rule the Earth.
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