Long name of this robot is “TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot”, or we can call her TOPIO. This robot is a bipedal humanoid robot which designed to play table tennis against a human being. It continues to be developed since 2005 by TOSY, a robotics firm in Vietnam. It had been publicly exhibited at the Tokyo International Robot Exhibition (IREX) on November 28, 2007. TOPIO 3.0 (the newest version of TOPIO) stands about 1.88 m tall and weighs 120 kg. Every TOPIO (all version) applies a sophisticated artificial intelligence system to learn and constantly make improvements to its level of skill while playing Ping Pong.
TOPIO Robot Technology:
- Recognition of fast moving objects
- Artificial Intelligence
- Low Inertia mechanical system
- Fast and accurate movement control
- Balanced bipedal walking