Robot vs Human… Usually our money is on the robot winning, but that wasn’t the case when pro table tennis player Timo Boll went head-to-head with the KUKA KR AGILUS robot. The match was put on by KUKA Robot Group to show off to the masses what its flagship robot could do against a human counterpart when it came to agility and speed. The German table tennis star is the new brand ambassador for KUKA robotics in China and 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. Thinking their robot would come out defeated, the result was that mankind still reigned supreme…at least at table tennis! Even though the edited video could bring up questions about the match’s validity, it’s pretty amazing to see how advanced robots are becoming. Maybe one day, the KUKA KR AGILUS robot will beat a human?

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Kristie Bertucci

 
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.