Monday, July 07, 2014

Timo Boll reta a ping pong a un robot (by KUKA)

Vía el artículo Timo Boll gana su peculiar partido de ping pong contra el robot KR Agilus (by descubrí este enfrentamiento del número 1 mundial del tenis mesa (Timo Boll) ante un robot con especiales características para el ping pong desarrollado por Kuka Robotics.

El duelo entre Timo Boll y el robot diseñado por la empresa alemana KUKA Robotics se celebró en Shangai (China), con motivo de la inauguración de una nueva planta de la empresa en China.

No os perdáis el vídeo!!!

The Duel: Timo Boll vs. KUKA Robot


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 preview 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.

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