Every year and in every sport, digital technology’s role in officiating live gameplay expands. Innovations like MLB’s Statcast and the NBA’s SportVU systems have leveraged data to collect a wealth of information about all aspects of games, offering detailed feedback to help coaches and players improve performance and grant fans greater access.

But applying the same technology to help referees make better calls has been much more controversial, in part because the stakes are so high. The decision on a tough call can be the difference between a win or a loss.

Officiating is, of course, subjective, and therefore susceptible to human error.

Read more: HPE Matter | 5 Reasons Why Robots Are the Future of Sports Officiating

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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