Table tennis legend to take on fastest robot on Earth

KUKA AR Agilus.

KUKA AR Agilus.

Mark O'Beirne,

, Last Updated: 10:03 AM ET

Table tennis star Timo Boll is to take on the KUKA AR Agilus in a showcase match to celebrate the opening of KUKA's first manufacturing plant in China.

The event will set out to prove that robots can compete with humans in more physical activities, that the KUKA AR Agilus truly is the fastest robot on Earth, and should entertain attendees in the process.

Clients, partners, and other industry guests will be invited to attend the event, which will also include an introduction to the KUKA Team, an overview of KUKA products produced in the new plant, and the opportunity to meet table tennis legend Timo Boll. The KUKA AR Agilus is to be manufactured in China.