Automatic pool stick vs. strangers

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An automatic pool playing robot - how hard could it be? Turns out harder than I thought. It took me quite a while to work through all the difficulties of this project but when it all finally came together is so worth it. To my surprise the most interesting aspect of this project is using the cue to play real games of pool over the internet. Let me know if you think twitch plays billiards would be worthwhile...

  • Meat servo cheats... (By the way you should totally support Shane on Patreon, like I do: )

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDayUukausi sitten
    • Don't forget, Smart people ruined the World. I will eat many smart people come Chaos.

      Two Dogs AndaManTwo Dogs AndaManPäivä sitten
    • love the idea - but one thing I would like you to consider. Are robots really better than humans or are they better SPECIALIZED PRECISION TOOLS than humans? Thinking about people as "human tools" is a specialty of certain group of "captains of industry and humanists" that in one point in time reduced people to status of a thing and in the name of kindness created sophisticated euthanasia programs to weed out the "defective" and "undesirable" in order to improve society for the greater good. It's quite worrying to hear the 80 year old slogans ("jokes") in slightly updated form being used by apparently very nice people in public without any embarrassment and shame. Seems like holywood did pretty good job in making everyone to forget the real history. The point I'm making is that once you start reducing people in your mind to tools and meat servos - even as a joke - it's enough of an efficient shortcut and it makes thinking about complex things so much easier so for the brain it would be wasting resources not to stick with it. The academia and "nobility" historically always fell into that trap.

      SimPit TechSimPit Tech2 päivää sitten
    • i knew it was you in the vid

      xGonzo5340xGonzo53405 päivää sitten
    • stewart platform ayy?

      Wiley StewartWiley Stewart6 päivää sitten
    • Your hand is a robot.

      asailijhijrasailijhijr7 päivää sitten
  • Robots work for hours for no pay Electricity bill: Uhhh, hello?

    CrimsonSnowCrimsonSnow2 tuntia sitten
  • Are you from this world

    Ebin SojanEbin Sojan2 tuntia sitten
  • I know that isn't my business, but I don't really like the way his wife treats him...

    Ca ueCa ue3 tuntia sitten
  • My favorite joke 6:44

    RedStride TechnologiesRedStride Technologies3 tuntia sitten
  • The words "simple" and "easy" were said waaaay too many times in this video, haha!

    rajun50rajun503 tuntia sitten
  • "I want to enjoy the game of pool the way it was meant to be played."

    Brian KleinschmidtBrian Kleinschmidt4 tuntia sitten
  • I'm so tired I read, "Automatic pool stick vs. Marijuana. I know I live in Washington and it's everywhere, but dang.

    Mr. GrottoMr. Grotto4 tuntia sitten
  • This is just awesome!!! Dude! The idea and implementation are on a whole new level....

    Aditya KrishnaAditya Krishna5 tuntia sitten
  • I bought my last TV from MicroCenter. Shout out from Atl, GA

    Matthew MitchellMatthew Mitchell6 tuntia sitten
  • Totally subbed

    KennyCleodKennyCleod6 tuntia sitten
  • This is amazing how have I never heard of you before!

    Subri SubrikaSubri Subrika7 tuntia sitten
  • How do people dislike this?

    bkcatcher10bkcatcher107 tuntia sitten
  • My goal in life is to be as smart at this guy.

    Bea ChapmanBea Chapman7 tuntia sitten
  • Why did you have a florida man wikipedia page open

    hi byehi bye7 tuntia sitten
  • Angagement

    DiveshDivesh8 tuntia sitten
  • Challenge Mark Rober!

    MarcoBala92MarcoBala928 tuntia sitten
  • Lmao I see parts that are inside my R/C cars

    Rock HashRock Hash8 tuntia sitten
  • Mannnn u r a genius

    Da Don DaddaDa Don Dadda8 tuntia sitten
  • It took a genius to figure out what any drunk idiot can do without a stupid robot... so who is the real idiot here?

    Man-E-BeardsMan-E-Beards8 tuntia sitten

    caliah dzrtdcaliah dzrtd8 tuntia sitten
  • its not the quantum leap for pool but close enough.

    sxxxychocolatesxxxychocolate8 tuntia sitten
  • Just stop! Please stop! You are driving me crazy! You love this stuff too much!

    Southern CrossSouthern Cross8 tuntia sitten
  • Wow, just subscribed. u r amazing man!

    Steve WSteve W8 tuntia sitten
  • It would be neat to see English. In my mind, it might require a 3D sim to handle top/bottom-spin? Or maybe 2.5D (|:-D)

    AppliedCryogenicsAppliedCryogenics8 tuntia sitten
  • Micro Center rocks! Great place for Creality parts and filament!

    smaqdaddysmaqdaddy9 tuntia sitten
  • Its not a "stick." Its in fact known as a "cue"

    Stepover Sami RahmanStepover Sami Rahman9 tuntia sitten
  • As a math major whos currently taking a programming course, I am thoroughly impressed.

    Jakub VoracekJakub Voracek9 tuntia sitten
  • 4M21 sent me here.

    Aryaman ReddiAryaman Reddi10 tuntia sitten
  • Meanwhile Michael Reeves has robots that piss on people. And both are equally impressive. I love this stuff.

    powderedwater67powderedwater6710 tuntia sitten
  • Very smart and cool, but this could never go mainstream in my opinion. By taking out the skill in the game you take out the competitive fun side of the game. You just grab your robot cue and have a simulated game that doesn't reflect on opponents measuring their d*ck sizes in pool. That's what competition is about in any game; who has the better skill set to earn the bragging rights/reward.

    Ethan PearsonEthan Pearson10 tuntia sitten
  • Golden arms... Epic song

    XeldinXeldin10 tuntia sitten
  • I'm lost for words, a monument to human ingenuity and perseverance. You're gonna have a blast challenging people on parties.

    Joaquin PirottoJoaquin Pirotto10 tuntia sitten
  • After seeing Twitch plays Pokemon and Twitch plays Jerma's Carnival, twitch plays pool would be fun

    Alex DaigleAlex Daigle11 tuntia sitten
  • Has Elon musk offered you a job yet

    Judah OakesJudah Oakes11 tuntia sitten
  • Must have been expensive, I have watched 8 unskippable ads in 10 minutes.

    Rob and the VanRob and the Van12 tuntia sitten
  • This guy is a freaking polymath

    Zealot FeathersZealot Feathers12 tuntia sitten
  • Your wife is terrible at acting

    SNNSNN12 tuntia sitten
  • False advertising about the gpus at micro center

    SNNSNN12 tuntia sitten
  • Dude wow

    SadfrogerSadfroger13 tuntia sitten
  • On one hand he's intelligent but on the other he's not because he is wasting it on entertainment. That intelligence should be used for something that helps the planet.

    Nate SilversNate Silvers13 tuntia sitten
  • One of the most amazing things I've seen on youtube. Well done. From one kindergarten level nerd to a Ph.D. level nerd.

    2 Music Lover2 Music Lover13 tuntia sitten
  • Are you tony stark

    Garrett MitchellGarrett Mitchell13 tuntia sitten
  • Its incredible how fast he can do these projects

    Cliff CheungCliff Cheung14 tuntia sitten
  • I once wrote a sudoku solver. Do you imagine that nobody wanted to solve sudoku with my app?

    Pawel MiechowieckiPawel Miechowiecki14 tuntia sitten
  • „It is the robot that won, not you” „Ye but, i coded it, therefore i won” *OOOOOO BURNED!*

    MARMAJE69MARMAJE6914 tuntia sitten
  • Robots have no empathy or sympathy, can't understand nor tell jokes. They can't deliver bad news well (like doctors) and have NO critical thinking. How are they better than us again??

    Dustin FigueroaDustin Figueroa14 tuntia sitten
  • Michael reeves but older and more mature lol.

    Pinxue LiPinxue Li14 tuntia sitten
  • AMAZING!!!

    Andrew GillisAndrew Gillis14 tuntia sitten
  • This guy and Mark Rober could take over the damn world !!!

    N IncN Inc15 tuntia sitten
  • Anyone who tells you that "having fun" has nothing to do with the quality of your toys is a liar. This stuff is all awesome, but if you don't have thousands of dollars to spend, I hope you enjoy pretending that broom is a horse.

    FuglyStickFuglyStick15 tuntia sitten
  • I want to play the game of pool like it was supposed to be played :Then proceeds to use a robot pool stick Me: 👨

    Corey HarrisCorey Harris15 tuntia sitten
  • 14:35 his mouth

    Twizz SwitchesTwizz Switches15 tuntia sitten
  • I played league many years ago and this idea takes away all skill. Mass produce those and you kill the game.

    Aaron McAlpineAaron McAlpine15 tuntia sitten
  • Lmao.. I present to you a week of pain in 20 seconds.. Just fab.. lol. This would have to be so precise.. Even the pressure of how hard you hit the ball or the spin you create with the pool ball.. I Love this experiment..

    Wize Omz TMWize Omz TM15 tuntia sitten
  • "haha, wife bad." - every cishet

    MilaPoliticalMilaPolitical16 tuntia sitten
  • I like how the wife is tolerant of his robot love, she may not like it, but she realises humanity depends on it.

    JackjudeJackjude16 tuntia sitten
  • Shout out to this man's wife for not only putting up with this man's weirdness, but also encouraging it and being happy that he's happy even if she doesn't understand why he's happy, (watching multiple videos can make this obvious)

    Skyler GarzaSkyler Garza16 tuntia sitten
  • Learned electronics, mechanical and computer science engineering in a single video.

    Rounak ChourasiaRounak Chourasia17 tuntia sitten
  • this video called me stupid in many many ways...

    Taylor PendredTaylor Pendred18 tuntia sitten
  • And some people still insist that our mind came from randomness 😂😂 you wish so ..

    No one No oneNo one No one19 tuntia sitten
  • I was watching a pigeon making a pizza but somehow I ended up here

    General RommelGeneral Rommel19 tuntia sitten
  • you could add a bar that support the robot, resting on the ground

    Edoardo ColtrinariEdoardo Coltrinari19 tuntia sitten
  • Just discoverd this channel - this guy is amazing! And the project is awesome! It's like a mix of Colin Furze and Boston Dynamics.

    GangiGanganGangiGangan20 tuntia sitten
  • I wanted to see more games with the cue!!!

    No NameNo Name20 tuntia sitten
  • but does micro center have any rtx 30 series gpus ...

    S4L TARXANS4L TARXAN20 tuntia sitten
  • dude, if your wife is not actually acting the way she reacts to your awesome project, you need a new wife

    Peter MayrhoferPeter Mayrhofer20 tuntia sitten
  • “I bought a pool table and now I need a tax write off”

    John AJohn A21 tunti sitten
  • dude, thats FUKING AMAZING! So impresive and interesting!!

    StockeltekStockeltek21 tunti sitten
  • I start looking at my career as an engineer and I'm like... I'm starting to really know my stuff... Then I look at your videos and realized that I'm just a huge idiot and I'm totally OK with it! These are amazing man!

    paro8344paro834421 tunti sitten
  • This guy is amazing.. but surely his talent could be put to better use..

    Terry ThompsonTerry Thompson21 tunti sitten
  • This is amazing, such a cool invention

    Flo ViFlo Vi21 tunti sitten
  • "I want the robot to have control" famous last words

    Flo ViFlo Vi21 tunti sitten
  • Excellent execution.

    John PaulJohn Paul22 tuntia sitten
  • Never heard of you before and have no interest in mechanical engineering but the algorithm gave this to me so I had to watch it.

    DavidDavid22 tuntia sitten
  • Totally genius

    Anjo same hereAnjo same here22 tuntia sitten
  • The most useless yet fun video

    Super Retro ShowSuper Retro Show22 tuntia sitten
  • Play Russian billiard (pyramid). It will be crucial!

    Никита РедькинНикита Редькин23 tuntia sitten
  • "I wanted to play a game of poll the way it is meant to be played" Said a man who made a whole frickin robot just to play poll, Amazing work bro !

    Stojanovic NebojsaStojanovic NebojsaPäivä sitten
  • Russell Ackoff coined a term “Omni-Competence” that describes this guy perfectly. If you understand everything, there is nothing you can’t do. I think “Renaissance Nerd” also applies, and I’m using the word nerd in the most affectionate manner possible. This man is my hero.

    Robert BarrettRobert BarrettPäivä sitten
  • "You know what? Math is useless..." Lololol

    Zack SherryZack SherryPäivä sitten
  • Are u superhuman? Just amazing how you built all those things from scratch... You remind me of Sheldon Cooper man...

    Venkatesh YadavVenkatesh YadavPäivä sitten
  • You should play against a real Pool Pro

    Christoph DumserChristoph DumserPäivä sitten
  • your wife has a GENIOUS in her house and she still behaves like she is the prom queen and you are just a "nerd" ... but she is the opposite of the prom queen in looks 100% AND in personality, its like melt jelly, she doesn't know how to even appreciate and need to humiliate you on the camera even when you are 10000% times smarter than her? like wtf, a good job would be a "normal person" would tell at the end ...not "this"...

    Mr. PrevoMr. PrevoPäivä sitten
  • How. Just how do you know all this stuff!!!

    Dom BurgessDom BurgessPäivä sitten
  • "I think this is a good proof of concept"

    weesalikesmilkteaweesalikesmilkteaPäivä sitten
  • Made my day. Was thinking a time of flight camera could’ve made this a bit easier.

    H CuebasH CuebasPäivä sitten
  • I feel people like this will be our masters in the future.

    fat tfat tPäivä sitten
  • the stick has two parts, the long one that you hold and the tip is Efren Bata Reyes

    Mr. PadfootMr. PadfootPäivä sitten
  • Elon musk is better

    Alex Plays AlotAlex Plays AlotPäivä sitten
  • And I'm here copies program of find area of circle and also got error

    Hiren PatelHiren PatelPäivä sitten
  • Real genius.. subbed and used the link as instructed 😊

    kilicsamikilicsamiPäivä sitten
  • You are one of the best content creators that the Internet has ever seen! I admire your genius, your dedication, and passion!🔥

    Art CollectionArt CollectionPäivä sitten
  • Now it just needs *N E U R A L N E T W O R K S*

    Rhys BRhys BPäivä sitten
  • is it just me or does this guy look like Pete Davidson?

    Moon BohraMoon BohraPäivä sitten
    • only if pete davidson had this dark humor and 5 new brains to compensate for his IQ

      Moon BohraMoon BohraPäivä sitten
  • dedication to this bro!! hats off

    Om PatelOm PatelPäivä sitten
  • 0:25 ‘they work no hours for no pay’ Wait isn’t that just slavery?

    EnvyEnvyPäivä sitten
  • new 8bp cue looking cool

    B4oxieCSB4oxieCSPäivä sitten
  • Amazing work! I can tell this took a lot of mental work!

    ComplexOriComplexOriPäivä sitten
  • Efren Reyes would give this cue a run for it’s money

    steve favelasteve favelaPäivä sitten