• The Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (CES 19) is a high profile technology convention hosted in Las Vegas in January.
  • This year a table tennis-playing robot stole the show. 
  • Called the Omron Forpheus, it can teach you to play better.
  • Later versions of it can even hit back spin. 


The Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (CES 19) is a high-profile technology convention hosted in Las Vegas in January.

It showcases everything new in tech, from smart cars to robots and this year, a table tennis-playing robot stole the show. 

The Omron Forpheus uses artificial intelligence and robotics to rally with human players.

It comes with table tennis tutor software and can adjust its ability to coach human players. 

A built-in camera analyses player movement and form. 

A fifth version of the robot even has an elbow which can mimic wrist-like movements and hit a backspin. 

More than 180,000 attendees come to see some 4,500 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest in technology trends.

There are more than 1,200 startups with over 20,000 products on demonstration on the floor.

It also includes some big names like Sony, Samsung, Panasonic and Google and their new gadgets. 


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