Timo Boll vs. KUKA Robot

Over recent years, Timo Boll and the KR AGILUS have squared up to one another in some tough contests. Today, the table tennis superstar and our robots form a perfect unit. See for yourself!

Timo Boll: brand ambassador for KUKA in China

Since 2014, Timo Boll has been the face of KUKA in China. For years now, the German table tennis player – and flag bearer at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro – has been one of the most popular German athletes in Asia. Boll’s great strengths are his speed, enormous precision and extreme mobility. As such, not only is he the personification of our robots, but above all the ideal brand ambassador for KUKA in his second home.

I’m a technology freak! KUKA robots are fascinating products: fast, agile, precise and reliable. Just like a good table tennis player. I’m certainly prepared for a hard-fought match against a KUKA robot.

Timo Boll, European table tennis champion and KUKA brand ambassador in China

Timo Boll versus the KR AGILUS: battle of the giants

Timo Boll is one of the fastest table tennis players in the world and was the German flag bearer at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The KR AGILUS is the fastest robot from KUKA. To mark the opening of the new production facility in Shanghai on March 11, 2014, KUKA presented Timo Boll as its new brand ambassador in China – and an exciting video. In a dramatic contest, the German table tennis professional and our KR AGILUS took part in a hard-fought table tennis duel over four minutes in the Timo Boll video, “The Duel”. See for yourself who comes out on top...
There can only be one: Timo Boll and the KR AGILUS intend to show who gains the upper hand in the struggle of man versus machine.

Timo Boll vs. KR AGILUS: revenge with music

Following the sporting duel in the previous year, the second Timo Boll video, entitled “The Revenge”, featured the German table tennis champion and the industrial robot engaging in a much more delicate pastime. The virtuosic playing on the musical glasses calls for manual dexterity from the adversaries above all else.

Timo Boll – who was not just an athlete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro but also the German flag bearer during the opening ceremony – and the KR AGILUS display total commitment. Neither is found wanting in this competition either with regard to pace or mobility. Find out for yourself! And you can see who comes out on top in this Timo Boll video...

Speed and precision honed to perfection: in the second Timo Boll video, “The Revenge”, he also went head-to-head with the KR AGILUS.

Timo Boll in harmony with the robot

2016 is the year for rethinking – and the same goes for our brand ambassador, Timo Boll, who had the honor of serving as the German flag bearer at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In the two videos, “The Duel” and “The Revenge”, Timo Boll competed against the KUKA KR AGILUS for dominance in speed and skill. First of all, the pair faced one another in a tough table tennis match, and after that tried their skills playing musical glasses.

In the new video, “The Perfect Match”, Timo Boll gets to know a new KUKA robot: with the KR titan on the KUKA omniMove mobile platform, he is practicing in perfect harmony.

Human against machine was yesterday: in 2016 Timo Boll teams up with the robot in “The Perfect Match”.
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