Toyota Motor engineers presented in Japan a new version of the robot basketball player – Cue 3. This was reported by the Washington Post.
It is indicated that a new version of the robot called Cue 3 taught to throw three-pointers. During demonstrations, a 207 cm tall robot realized five throws from eight attempts (62.5%). However, Toyota engineers have assured that Cue 3 demonstrates a high percentage of accuracy.
As noted, this robot calculates the three-dimensional image in which the ring is located using sensors on its torso and adjusts the engines inside its arms and knees to provide the throw of the correct angle and thrust.
At the same time, the new version, like its predecessor, is not yet capable of independent movement and only throws from a static position.
It is noteworthy that the best percentage of three-pointers this season, the NBA has a player Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris, who sells 47.6%.
It is known that the previous version of the work, shown in 2017, was able to implement only throws from the foul line.