Timo Boll is a legendary table tennis player. We can’t say that because we know anything about professional table tennis, but we read it on the Internet, so it must be true.
Anyway, he looks pretty damn good in this video. It was made by Chinese robotics firm KUKA. They built the very robot in this video, which is supposedly the world’s fastest robot. Then they made it play a game of table tennis — which we always called ping pong, by the way — against Boll.
Timo kind of gets his ass handed to him for a while. Of course, maybe he was tanking. He’s also has a promotional deal with KUKA.
At any rate, the robot fares a hell of a lot better than we expected.