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Playing catch with robots – Disney Research

Disney Researchers are teaching robots to toss and catch ball game with humans. They uses a depth-aware motion camera  of using both the Microsoft Kinect and ASUS’ Xtion Pro Live to track any mid-air balls as well as throw them back to a human participant. Their robot does more than just move the robot’s arm to account for imperfect tosses, as it knows to feign a dejected look after a botched reception.

They suggests this invention would ideally bring two-way interaction to theme parks, To get better understanding see the video bellow.