Man vs Machine: Deep Green Pool-Playing Robot Ready to HustleS

What IBM's Deep Blue computer is to Chess, Deep Green may soon be to the felt table. The impressive system of cameras and robotic gantries, from the computer vision lab at Queens University, is already at a "better-than-amateur level".

Man vs Machine: Deep Green Pool-Playing Robot Ready to HustleS

What's also cool is that the technology has spun off an augmented reality projection. It basically lets you cheat and line up shots like you can playing a pool video game. I'm betting it won't be long until we see that sort of thing show up in night spots where drunk folk can appreciate the eye candy. Oh, and unless you're a handbag trance fan, turn down your speakers for the video. [Deep Green via GrunchGear and Boing Boing Gadgets]