Lindsay Wilcox, NBCDFW
Watch as the Enhanced Automated Robotic Launcher (EARL, for short) takes on the best human bowler.
It was a match of man vs. machine.
E.A.R.L.'s sole purpose is to advance the game of bowling through research on things such as bowling balls, lane surfaces, lane patterns and even bowling pins. And he's supposedly more accurate than any bowler on the planet.
"It's accurate to within 1/10 of a mile an hour and less than one-third of a board and very consistent," said Neil Stremmel, managing director of the USBC governing body.
"He’s able to simulate any bowler -- only better," he.
But strike after strike, Chris Barnes fought back against the machine, and, believe it or not, he won.