Never miss a hoop again

Robotic basketball hoop.

© Shane Wighton.

Engineer and YouTuber Shane Wighton has developed a basketball hoop that ensures that you never miss a shot. Thanks to robotics and artificial intelligence, the backboard tracks the shot, calculates the angle, and adjusts its position to bounce the ball into the hoop, all this in just 600 milliseconds. The device also includes a facial recognition feature that identifies whether Wighton or his wife is going for the shot. That allows for some unfair and very funny cheating. Of course, a game that you can’t lose does lose some of its fun, but dang, that’s ingenious.

Robotic basketball hoop.

YouTube, “How I made a robotic basketball hoop that won't let you miss.”

The Verge, James Vincent, “Never miss a shot again with this robotic basketball hoop.”

 

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