Basketball Robot hits nothing but net.
Robot Takes on All Comers in Basketball Shootouts
Just in time for college basketball’s annual March Madness, an article from the Motherboard section of Vice.com about a robot basketball shooter proves no one needs to jump to make great shots,. In a story found in Motherboard by , Danial Oberhaus starts with an admission of failure.
As someone who has personally challenged a robot to a basketball shootout and lost, you can imagine the fear in my heart when I saw a video of CUE crop up online last week.
CUE is a humanoid robot developed by 17 Toyota employees in their free time, and it’s built to do one thing: Get nothing but net.
Now CUE is a bit shorter than the NBA superstars normally are, but lacking height means nothing to a guy that shoots with nearly perfect accuracy. He is only 6 feet 2 inches tall, but after shooting 200,000 training shots from around 12 feet, the smart money says he will give Steph Curry or Lebron James all the trouble they could handle in a game of free throws
According to Asahi Shimbun, the robot is modeled after Sakuragi Hanamichi, the main character in the wildly popular basketball anime and manga series Slam Dunk.