Harry, the robotic king pin “strikes” again

Robotics

Named after the United States Bowling Congress’ (USBC) former testing facility employee Harry Lawrence, this computerized bowling robot is part of a two year study of bowling ball motion and how new technologies can influence and effect lane conditions and scoring in the popular sport. Pretty crazy video with details on the motion tracking aspect along the lane that follows the path and speed the ball takes in order to optimize the robot’s actions.

USBC’s Robotic Bowling Ball Thrower – Link

8 thoughts on “Harry, the robotic king pin “strikes” again

  1. Pekar says:

    IANAB, but, I stumbled across this incredibly technical list of bowling tips recently-
    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/kennmelvin/tMain.htm
    “Whether you bowl once a week in a league or travel for tournament competition a knowledge of the rules governing Bowling Balls, Pins, Lanes and Oiling Patterns can be applied for competitive advantage during play and will aid your learning of advanced techniques.”

  2. Fredicvs Maximvs says:

    Is it just me, or do we desperately need someone to produce an Instructable on narration for video?

    (I KNOW we need one for photography/videography…!)

  3. Meh... says:

    Robotic ball thrower? Meh..

    How about robotic pins that move out of the way and retaliate against this unprovoked aggression?

  4. yikes says:

    Why do I get the feeling that somewhere, somehow, funding for this is hidden in a senate appropriations bill?

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