Video Of The Week - The Epic Man Vs. Machine Ping Pong Showdown

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First, it was the Rubik's Cube solving Lego robot and now, one that not only plays ping pong, but also, has the audacity to challenge one of the world's best players - Germany's Timo Boll. Meet the incredibly fast Kuka robot, which is built for manufacturing, but certainly seems to have a knack for ping pong.

But before you start worrying that robots are taking over our world, be assured that the agile machine was simply demonstrating its skills to celebrate the March 11th opening of Germany's Kuka Robotics factory in Shanghai, China. Though it is not clear how much of the game is Hollywood magic and how much is real, as the 'behind the scenes' recording shows, Kuka does have the skills to return and field shots, which in itself, is pretty impressive. As to who won this first ever ping pong duel between man and machine? You will have to find out for yourself, by watching the video!

Resources: techchrunch.com, youtube.com

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  • jaguilar12
    jaguilar12over 2 years
    human vs robots
    • HUMAN I THINK Nalmost 3 years
      that so cool
      • Danny boyabout 3 years
        WOW! that robot machine is a pro
        • sonicwacer55
          sonicwacer55over 3 years
          i am the best at ping pong
          • Coolover 3 years
            That is so amazing to watch because it's so hard to keep up with. I want to see a robot compete in a different sport sometime.
            • a$tr0$$ga#3almost 4 years
              he's good
              • clone 1almost 4 years
                I cant beet that guy.
                • baller 30almost 4 years
                  that is pretty cool 😮 woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
                  • humanover 4 years
                    Cool
                    • 💚👽💚almost 5 years
                      the first video is amazing.... AND THE ENDING IS CRAZY