Those crazy baseball loving Japanese are at it again. The Ishikawa-Namiki Komuro Laboratory has designed a claw device that can catch baseballs up to 186 mph. The baseball application is so-so, but the sensory analysis applications are nice. This claw will predict the ball s movement and trajectory to allow for it to catch when being thrown at different angles. A demonstration video can be found here. Honestly I think the Japanese are trying to make a real-life version of Super Baseball 2020.
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