First Deep Blue, now Deep Green

NH Steve

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Apparently some robotics scientists have decided to take on the pool world by developing a true pool playing robot -- not like Iron Willie, but a robot that can read the table, select a shot and then execute it on an actual table. It took years for them to improve chess-playing computers to the point that they could beat a chess master, and I would say chess lends itself much more to computer talent than pool does. I think they have their hands full.

http://science.slashdot.org/science/04/08/06/2224253.shtml

A lot of the scientists seem to think pool is a simple game of "potting" shots, but one savvy poster mentioned One Pocket :) , and several have pointed out that there is a lot of strategy in pool, not just shotmaking. Of course all us pool players know that you can play smart and still get squashed by a great shotmaker -- even in One Pocket!!

The thing with chess is, all they have to do is strategize the move -- with pool they'll have to both strategize and execute -- that's at least double the challenge IMHO. Of course both robotics and computers have come a hell of a long way since the original chess/computer challenge began years ago.

Are you ready for a challenge match between Deep Green and -- for example -- Efren, playing One Pocket? They say give them about 5 years -- think there would be a little side action on that game?? :) :)
 

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I don't think it will play good anytime in the near future. Shooting a ball in at different speeds and with different amounts of top or bottom left or right just has too many variables. I bet it would be a horrendous banker too, no matter what.
 

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I don't think it will play good anytime in the near future. Shooting a ball in at different speeds and with different amounts of top or bottom left or right just has too many variables. I bet it would be a horrendous banker too, no matter what.
I'll play this hunk of tin some banks 25 ahead for. 100k-- now who's got my back?
 

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Posted by michael on Saturday August 07, 2004 @05:06AM from the bank-shot de

Posted by michael on Saturday August 07, 2004 @05:06AM from the bank-shot de

Since this was 13 years ago, they must of realized a few more decades of chalking up are needed....:p
Feels like someone has been dipping into their meds a little too much. :D
 

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Since this was 13 years ago, they must of realized a few more decades of chalking up are needed....:p
Feels like someone has been dipping into their meds a little too much. :D
Searched for "robot" as in I Robot, this came up. Since it was from 04, thought there may be new info.
 

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Apparently some robotics scientists have decided to take on the pool world by developing a true pool playing robot -- not like Iron Willie, but a robot that can read the table, select a shot and then execute it on an actual table. It took years for them to improve chess-playing computers to the point that they could beat a chess master, and I would say chess lends itself much more to computer talent than pool does. I think they have their hands full.

http://science.slashdot.org/science/04/08/06/2224253.shtml

A lot of the scientists seem to think pool is a simple game of "potting" shots, but one savvy poster mentioned One Pocket :) , and several have pointed out that there is a lot of strategy in pool, not just shotmaking. Of course all us pool players know that you can play smart and still get squashed by a great shotmaker -- even in One Pocket!!

The thing with chess is, all they have to do is strategize the move -- with pool they'll have to both strategize and execute -- that's at least double the challenge IMHO. Of course both robotics and computers have come a hell of a long way since the original chess/computer challenge began years ago.

Are you ready for a challenge match between Deep Green and -- for example -- Efren, playing One Pocket? They say give them about 5 years -- think there would be a little side action on that game?? :) :)
For the chess computers to beat the top players they still need several human grandmasters to help it.
 

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Bumping this up:rolleyes: Anything ever become of this robot?
He got caught dumping his backer/mechanic. So ... he fixed him up with a girl bot who gave him the rust. Penicillin can't touch it, neither can WD-40.
 

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He got caught dumping his backer/mechanic. So ... he fixed him up with a girl bot who gave him the rust. Penicillin can't touch it, neither can WD-40.
Well what do you expect from a machine with "no heart and artificial intelligence"?
 
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