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The R2-D2 of Ping-Pong
Beth Schmidt
November 16, 1992
A robot has been enlisted to better prepare U.S. stars for victories in global table tennis wars
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November 16, 1992

The R2-d2 Of Ping-pong

A robot has been enlisted to better prepare U.S. stars for victories in global table tennis wars

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In the meantime O'Neill and his teammates, none of whom advanced beyond the first round in Barcelona—although they won more matches in this year's round-robin than they had in 1988—will continue to tap into their newest teammate's brain. Who knows? If this high-tech training pays off in Atlanta in '96, maybe more Americans will go low-tech and hit those basement Ping-Pong tables even when it's not raining.

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