Augmented Pool is very Cool

Yep, it’s the silliest post title I’ve ever come up with. Nevertheless, this next video is really cool. It features both a robotic pool player and an augmented reality guidance system for human pool players (starting at 2:00).

It was developed by a team of researchers from Canada’s Queen’s university. Sadly, I couldn’t find much information about the augmented reality implementation. However, here’s an article about the robotic system, and I guess that once they implemented the robot, advancing to AR only required identifying the cue stick.

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