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Wired: Technology is ruining bowling

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bob Cook, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    http://www.wired.com/gaming/hardware/magazine/16-11/st_bowling

    Webby, is Harry available for league play? FTA:

    In Greendale, Wisconsin, at a climate-controlled facility that was almost certainly well-stocked with funnel cakes, the USBC deployed a 7-foot-tall robot named Harry. Armed with laser guides, hydraulics, and a mechanical arm, Harry's job was to bowl with the precision of a machine. As an engineer controlled release points, axis tilt, speed, and rotation, 23 sensors along the lane measured things like position and velocity. The goal, according to the USBC, was "to strike a better balance between player skill and technology." I am pretty sure the "strike" pun was intended.
     
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Did they make Harry rent shoes or did he have his own?
     
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