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This robot can sink a mean 3-point shot

Friday, Apr 26, 2019

We’re still reeling from the swagger and pageantry of this year’s March Madness, so for everyone who got their brackets busted, we bring you this: A Japanese-built basketball robot named CUE3 built to take precision three-point shots.

Watch as it goes up against some of Japan’s best human ballers to prep for the Toyko 2020 Olympics(Spoiler alert: The machine scored 5 out of 8 shots taken—below its usual average, according to Toyota developers). The 6-foot-10-inch robot scans a 3D image of the court using sensors on its torso, makes its calculation, then adjusts motors in its arms and legs to line up the perfect precision shot.


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