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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  • unknownchomper
    unknownchomperWednesday, March 15, 2017 at 3:32 pm
    cool
    • cool man Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:57 am
      how would you create something that fast reacting
      • OUTRAGEOUS!Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:08 am
        Outrageous acts of science is a show by the way.
        • OUTRAGEOUS!Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:07 am
          They had this on outrageous acts of science, and the guy won, but I think the robot let him, either that, or the guy let the robot score some points.
          • lego lover Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:15 am
            who won?
            • undertale fanThursday, June 23, 2016 at 8:16 am
              cool
              • MeWednesday, June 1, 2016 at 5:05 pm
                This is a vary interesting article. I am into table ennis, and I think that this is cool!
                • PottergirlTuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11:17 am
                  YEAH!!!!! I really liked that article.
                  • PottergirlTuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11:16 am
                    Cool!
                    • bobaWednesday, May 11, 2016 at 9:08 pm
                      Cool!