• Friday, September 23, 2016 - 02:00 to Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 02:00
  • Trieste
  • Europe

"Ball Control" project at Trieste Next 2016

"Ball Control" is the name of a new interactive project undertaken by Electronic Engineering and Computer Science students from the University of Trieste. This project​, which benefits from ESTECO expertise and optimization technology, will be presented at Trieste Next 2016 - the European Science Research Forum to be held from 23rd to 25th September in Trieste (Italy).

The project aims to show how difficult​ it is for humans to defeat a computerized control system. Visitors to Trieste Next​ 2016 will get the chance to see if they can out maneuver the control system. ​

The challenge lies in steering a ball along a path on a flat surface faster and more accurately than the computerized system. To steer the ball, players can tilt the surface using a joystick or smartphone. Finally, the visitors can also draw a challenging path using their smartphone and see how the computer get on it.​ In both cases, the control system calibration has been optimized with modeFRONTIERwith the help of ESTECO experts. ​

Players will be able to see how they fared against the control system via a screen which displays the respective paths and scores in real time. ​

Curious to see if you can beat the system? Come to the University of Trieste booth and take the challenge!​