The Duel: Timo Boll vs. KUKA Robot

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Man against machine.
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?
Watch this thrilling commercial of table tennis and robotics performed at the highest level. The KUKA KR AGILUS demonstrates its skills with the table tennis racket – a realistic vision of what robots can be capable of in the future.
Timo Boll, the German table tennis star, is the new brand ambassador for KUKA Robotics in China. The collaboration celebrates the inherent speed, precision, and flexibility of KUKA’s industrial robots in tandem with Boll’s electrifying and tactical prowess in competition. To celebrate the new KUKA Robotics factory in Shanghai, the thrilling video was a highlight of the Grand Opening on March 11th, 2014. The 20,000 sq. meter space will produce the KR QUANTEC series robot as well as the KRC4 universal controller for the Asian market. As a market leader in China, KUKA aims to further develop automation in the country while providing a modern and employee-friendly working environment.
More: www.kuka-timoboll.com
music production: Lost in Music; composer: Matthias Neuhauser; soundmix: Robert MIller c.o. m-sound

https://www.kuka.com/timo

Comments

Sinh Thinh says:

Nice commercial, but I hate it. Why? Because you're basically going against your claims about your robots. If it's the best, who would beat it?

Ain’tNoReason says:

Really? 911?

michal szalbot says:

is that realy timo boll, i dont think so

TN NT says:

This is pretty over-dramatized, paired with the fact that there's a pretty high chance it's fake.

The Lego Guys says:

Unbelievable! Exceptional robot! Ready for a new game? 😀🏓

Samet Can Sönmez says:

Why camera moves so fast, i wanna watch the video

Welizionale Wu says:

楼下看门老大爷表示不屑一顾并骂骂咧咧退出直播间,没一个能打的。

Minecrap says:

the camera work is crazy tho

Robert Richter says:

Very bad camera. Impossible to see how fast is this robot in real time.

Mike W says:

A potentially interesting video, ruined by unnecessary editing – Makes it look fake!

appu rao says:

U can put back spin so that it wont reach

Riu Fukazawa says:

Im wondering where the sensors were so the robot could see the ball? I feel like this was staged or partially animated.

Joshua Colt says:

It looks fake because of the humans bad acting skills of desperation.

Patrick Maria says:

So they basically made the robot they were trying to sell look bad and that it could be beaten by a human

Thomas Wanado says:

5 years later, another robot manufacturer is actually able to present a real TT playing machine and the raw uncut footage is impressive:



Nas Daniel says:

Feeling that weakness of robot…i love that spirit💕✨

EGER I says:

Кто от куплинова?

Александров Олег says:

How much money does it cost to lose robot?

Ирина Сват says:

I will use these arms and legs in my battle droids..

pughums says:

I wonder if robo could score even 1 point against Bruce Lee


Leon H says:

With all this slomotion shit and cuts nobody can see how the robot actually Plays. Could be interesting, but very annoying video

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