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In a realistic vision of what robots could be capable of in the future, KUKA Robotics has pitted its nimble KUKA KR AGILUS – supposedly the fastest robot on Earth – against German table tennis star Timo Boll in a man vs. machine duel. The inherent speed, precision and flexibility of the machine is on full display while Boll’s tactical prowess ultimately brings him back from an initial 6-0 deficit to claim victory. Check out the world’s first-ever ping-pong contest between man and machine – put together in celebration of KUKA’s brand new Shanghai factory – above.