We should have one robot face another robot for an endless game!
Timo Boll, German table tennis star, is the new brand ambassador for KUKA Robotics in China. The collaboration celebrates the inherent speed, precision, and flexibility of KUKA's industrial robots in tandem with Boll's electrifying and tactical prowess in competition.
To celebrate the new KUKA Robotics factory in Shanghai, the two giants will battle to the end on March 11th 2014.
A pair of scientists in New Zealand are predicting that the brothels of the future will be staffed by robot prostitutes. In a research paper on the sex industry, "Robots, Men And Sex Tourism," Ian Yeoman and Michelle Mars believe that by 2050, clients will pay nearly $10,000 for an all-inclusive evening that features everything from lap dances to intercourse from "a range of sexual gods and goddesses of different ethnicity, body shapes, ages, languages, and sexual features."
If the reality is anything like this clever preview by the Taiwanese animators at NMA, progress won't be pretty.