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ASU’s Basketball Playing Robot

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Here is a robot that learns how to play basketball by repeatedly throwing the ball and getting a reward based on the distance of the ball to the center of the hoop. A reinforcement algorithm, Sparse Latent Space Policy Search, was used to achieve this.

ASU Basketball Playing Robot (short)

According to Interactive Robotics Lab @ ASU, the robot can learn the task in a couple of hours. Impressive, don’t you think?


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