Extra Time in the battle between KUKA’s KR AGILUS Robot and German table tennis idol Timo Boll
One year ago, Timo Boll challenged the KUKA’s robot in an extraordinary table tennis match Robot vs. Timo Boll. Now, it is up to Timo to prove his qualities in a completely different kind of duel.
The first duel between the human table tennis star and a robot has created quite a stir. The marketing production “The Duel” from the Augsburg robot manufacturer and systems integrator KUKA marked the opening of the new KUKA robot production site in China. It has been viewed over 6.3 million times on YouTube and has won numerous awards, including the “Red dot: best of the best” and the “iF Design Award”. After this exciting duel, it’s now time for revenge – and a new round of top-notch entertainment.
This time, rather than face off at table tennis, the KR AGILUS will prove its precision, speed and repeatability on a very special musical instrument. Once again, Velvet Media Design and director Matthias Zentner took on production. I will be pleased if the new KUKA marketing film, “The Revenge”, achieves similar results for the company and its standing as my first duel with the robot did last year,” explains Timo Boll.
The German table tennis pro has been brand ambassador for KUKA in China since 2014. Boll, who is one of the most popular German athletes in the Asian region, represents the Augsburg brand in his second athletic home. As one of the best-known representatives of his sport in Asia, he stands for exactly those attributes which distinguish KUKA robots: speed, precision and flexibility.
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