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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458 Comments
  • HUMAN I THINK NFriday, September 27, 2019 at 8:24 am
    that so cool
    • Danny boyTuesday, July 23, 2019 at 3:50 pm
      WOW! that robot machine is a pro
      • sonicwacer55
        sonicwacer55Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 9:17 am
        i am the best at ping pong
        • CoolSunday, March 3, 2019 at 8:39 pm
          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#3Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9:46 am
            he's good
            • clone 1Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9:31 am
              I cant beet that guy.
              • baller 30Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:30 am
                that is pretty cool 😮 woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
                • humanFriday, January 19, 2018 at 11:33 am
                  Cool
                  • 💚👽💚Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2:38 pm
                    the first video is amazing.... AND THE ENDING IS CRAZY
                    • unknownchomper
                      unknownchomperWednesday, March 15, 2017 at 3:32 pm
                      cool