Watch the first ever man v.s. robot table tennis match:
The KUKA KR Agilus Robot faces off with Timo Boll in a friendly game of ping-pong. No problem right? Who do you think will win?
Timo Boll, a German table tennis star, who is also one of the best table tennis players of all time, goes head-to-head with the newest, fastest, most precise and flexible KUKA KR Agilus Robot. As part of a collaboration between Boll and KUKA Robotics, Boll is the new brand ambassador for the company in China. And the company wants to inspire the future of robotics and share the vision for what they will be in the future.
This collaboration will promote the robots' skills as well as showcase the table tennis prodigy's talent.
As part of a celebration for the KUKA factory in Shanghai, China, the vido was presented at its Grand Opening which took place on March 11, 2014. This new location will not only produce the KR robot, but the KR QUANTEC series and KRC4 universal controllers for the Asian market.