FORPHEUS, The Record Setting Japanese Robot That Teaches Humans to Play Table Tennis

Tennis Robot

The interactive Japanese robot FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonized aUtomation with Sinic Theoretics) was designed to teach humans to play table tennis and to improve their skills. The robot holds a Guinness World Record for being the “First Robot Table Tennis Tutor” and FORPHEUS and its creator Taku Oya were the subject of an episode of the Guinness series Meet the Record Breakers.

FORPHEUS uses artificial intelligence to assess a player’s skill level and even displays encouraging messages during games.

Glen Tickle
Glen Tickle

Amelia's dad. Steph's husband. Writer, comedian, gentleman. Good at juggling, bad at chess.