Header picture and the picture showing Timo Boll vs the robot Kuka are from the public Facebook Kuka Robotics Web site, source.
February 24th, 2014, we announced in an article in Substance blog that a fierce fight between men and the machine (where humans, unfortunately, has often poorly done till now) would take place on March 11th, 2014.
Playing on the right side of the table, Timo Boll, 181 cm (5 feet 11 inches), 78 kg (171,6 lb) and 32 years old, actually the German No.1 of the German Table Tennis National League and ranked No.8 in the World Rankings.
His opponent, playing on the left side of the table, Kuka KR Agilus robot, 52 kg (114,4 lb), a reach of 901 mm (35,5 pouces), age unknown, 6 axes, , repeatability < + 0,03 mm (0,0012 inch), renowned to be the world’s fastest robot.
Who won?? To get the answer, you need to see the video!