Watch a Pro Table Tennis Player Take Down a Robot Opponent

After an anxious month's wait, we finally get to see the ultimate showdown of man vs. machine on the only battleground that matters—table tennis. The results? Humans: 1, KUKA robot: 0. Our future mechanical overlords still have quite a ways go. » 3/11/14 1:20pm 3/11/14 1:20pm

This Ping Pong-Playing Robot Arm Is Probably Better Than Most of Us

The KUKA Robot Group is already hyping its upcoming match next week between one of its robotic arms and professional table tennis champion Timo Boll. But hobbiest engineers can make ping-pong bots too. Here's Ulf Hoffmann's garage version, which is surprisingly competitive given its amateur status. » 3/09/14 3:00pm 3/09/14 3:00pm

A Sleek Ping Pong Table You Won't Want To Hide in the Basement

Billiard tables have become bonafide works of art that some people furnish entire rooms around—but ping pong tables are only just catching up. But the hideous green folding contraptions of yesteryear are quickly being replaced with sleek pieces like this gorgeous Bola Service Table designed by Barcelona-based studio… » 10/08/13 5:00pm 10/08/13 5:00pm

Ping Pong Only Gets Better When You Add Crazy AR Visuals

The problem with ping pong—as cool as it is—is its complete and utter lack of insane, borderline seizure-inducing visuals. We can all agree on that, right? Well you don't have to worry anymore; the Pingtime augmented reality table has got that covered. » 7/12/13 10:22am 7/12/13 10:22am

What Happens When a 900MPH Ping Pong Serve Hits Your Paddle

There's no shortage of plans online for building a simple ping pong cannon that can fire balls at hundreds of miles per hour. But you're probably not going to find the details of Purdue University Professor Mark French's cannon, since his creation can accelerate a ping pong ball to 900 miles per hour, or just over Mach … » 2/04/13 8:34am 2/04/13 8:34am