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Robomintoner technology

Unless you're a professional, this robot will likely beat you at badminton

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Float like a butterfly sting like a bee.

Those are the well-known words of late boxing legend Muhammad Ali. You might not make the connection at first, but the game of badminton is taking a page out of the great’s book through the use of a robot that can float just like Ali’s fancy footwork, and swiftly strike like his quick jab.

Deemed the “Robomintoner,” the bot is the first of its kind looking to push an individual’s badminton skills to the next level. Designed by researchers at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, the bot competes against human competitors at a solid amateur skill level.

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