Digitally Assisted Billiards

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Science

Now everyone can be a pool hustler with the aid of this nerdy little gadget. The playing field is now even.
There are 30 comments:
Male 2,553
haha he fails anyway
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Female 3
hey, cool! no not the gadget, now you can play billiards over someone`s oral presentation! :-)
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Female 15,763
So me bowling with the gates up is just physically assisted bowling?
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Male 220
wow you people are missing the point... it isnt about actually playing with this, its about making an interesting gadget... -_-
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Female 159
That`s just failure...Billiard is a game of skill..
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Male 564
Yeah, the system didn`t work at all.
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Male 544
fail fail fail
takes way too long
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Male 600
Nerd fail.
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Male 1,136
that kinda takes the fun outa the game..
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Male 158
was it just me or did this system not work at all?
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Male 2,796
I`m gonna make a digital/robot assisted beer pong table. This way, we can watch the robots play and just drink to it.

Fat and lazy people only! And absolutely no girls... they have cooties.

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Male 2,688
I`m all for the nerd-tastic digital read outs, but I`d rather play the old fashioned way. Things like this only prove that we are getting lazier as a society. We always want something that can do the work for us so all we have to do is sit there and give the command.
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Male 176
I think it`s pretty awesome. Must have been fun to make.
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Female 189
It`s just pool, can`t you just learn to get better by practice?
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Male 130
Exactly, lazyme. Invest a few hundred dollars in a better webcam and faster machine, perfect the program, make an all in one prototype and attempt to put it on the marker.
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Male 2,855
why not put a porn movie while they play and drink beer? bunch of nerds
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Male 174
Leave it to Georgia Tech to over-complicate (and fail at) a simple game of pool.
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Male 1,357
basically... just practice.... u dont need some complicated crap software to pot a ball. However its a good idea :):) jus doesnt take into account how hard you hit the ball, how bouncy the cushions are, and how fast the cloth is, and how heavy the balls are.
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Male 124
yeah...or you could learn to do that in your head. but in all seriousness it`s a cool concept, but it needs a lot more work.
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Male 10,440
A good start but more effort needed. Buy a better camera and use a faster machine, for starters.
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Male 2,388
they should really have like a clear table top with the projector underneath. Also their physiocs engine doesnt seem to be taking into account on how hard they are hitting the ball. I hope they get funding for this. Or have it patented atleast.
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Female 94
so cool.
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Male 6
This could be the worst thing I have ever seen. A lot of time and effort wasted there for a machine that did not even help make one single shot. Either these guys really suck at pool or that machine really sucks.
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Male 231
Never put it beyond mathletes to actually have a sense of humor.
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Male 196
Can they get someone who knows how to shoot pool do the demo next time. That guy never makes a ball.
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Male 588
It`s a really neat concept, but most of the time it doesn`t seem to work yet. Keep working on it guys!
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Male 153
ill put $100 on the table against that machine. My shout?
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Male 20,196
pmarren, gotta agree with you on that point.
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Male 4,594
FAIL! Sorry, but to ignore english on the ball is a fatal flaw.
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Male 20,196
Link: Digitally Assisted Billiards [Rate Link] - Now everyone can be a pool hustler with the aid of this nerdy little gadget. The playing field is now even.
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