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Human Unexpectedly Beats Robot in Epic Ping Pong Battle

12
Mar
2014

Mr. Boll faces off against his robot nemesis (Screengrab: YouTube) Good news, humanfolk: we don’t have to prepare ourselves for the inevitable robot apocalypse quite yet, because a ping pong pro beat a super powerful robot at table tennis yesterday. As we noted last month, robot manufacturing company KUKA Robotics decided to celebrate the opening of its first plant in Shanghai, China, with a battle royale between ping pong champ Timo Boll and the company’s own “Agilus” robot. Judging by the heavily-edited YouTube footage of the face-off and the catchy “Not the best in table tennis.

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