Space Foosball Table Looks Ready For Star-Trek

Wow, the humble foosball table just continues to evolve. This latest incarnation keeps the familiar handles, but replaces the spinning players and ball with physics-powered graphics developed at Ewha Women's University in Korea. It looks pretty cool in action:

The handles are tracked by infra-red sensors, and the software uses that information to make the players spin on the virtual soccer-field in a realistic way. The table was only really built to demonstrate the team's physics engine, so you won't be able to pick one up for your games room anytime, soon. Nice eye-candy, but personally I'd miss the satisfaction of hearing that old-school mechanical clunk when you score. [Space Foosball Project via Technabob]

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