German professional table tennis player Timo Boll plays against the KUKA KR Agilus industrial robot from KUKA Robot Group in a this highly-edited promotional video to celebrate the opening of the new KUKA Robotics factory in Shanghai, China. The initial announcement for the promotional match appears to have caused some expectation that there would be a live match between the two, and what Kuka has instead produced is an incredibly polished commercial where Boll takes advantage of the robot’s few limitations.
The unbelievably fast KUKA robot faces off against one of the best table tennis players of all time. Who has the best technique? Who will win the first ever table tennis duel of human versus robot?
via The Daily Dot