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I am working on a table tennis playing robot. The picture of the robot is attached.

I have few questions.

1) Can I consider the collision between Ball and the plate as the two dimensional collision ? ? (At this time I am not considering z-axis)

2) If I am considering the 2-Dimensional collision (neglecting z-axis) and the mass of the Ball is considered as Mass-2, then should I consider the whole mass of the Robot as Mass-1 OR only the mass of the hitting plate is considered as Mass-1 ?

I am confused about the Mass-1 ... Either the whole robot is considered as Mass-1 or only the hitting plate is considered as Mass-1.

Can anyone help me in this ?

Regards,

Zeeshan

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# Collision of Ball with Table Tennis Playing Robot 2D Elastic Collision

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