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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


    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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