Timo Boll: The Duel

In 2014, it was one of the great highlights of the opening ceremony for the new KUKA plant in Shanghai: the spectacular Timo Boll video entitled “The Duel”. For just short of four minutes, Timo Boll – the German flag bearer at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro – and the KR AGILUS squared off at the table. They were struggling to gain supremacy in speed, precision and dexterity.

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: 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

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