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A system was developed that is able to track the ball, draw a red cross at the ball's estimated position on the video monitor, and hit the ball. This project is turned out to be tightly constrained by the timing of the video frame grabber (vertical retrace interrupt). Therefore it ended up with essentially a single periodic task.
Some possible improvements are:

Finally, if there were time for more complicated processing, this might allow putting several balls on the table at once, predicting bounces, and planning shots to optimize trajectory.

Ted &
Wed Feb 5 10:50:20 EST 1997