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Robot Plays Badminton Like a Pro

If your exposure to badminton is limited to lazy backyard lobfests, then the phrase "fastest sport in the world" seems wildly inappropriate. Only when you see an actual match does this statement become apt. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before robots, infinitely faster than humans, tried to cut in on the action.

Meet JADA, the world's first badminton robot. It comes to us courtesy of Belgian robotics company FMTC. Taking cues from an electric loom, it zips across from one end of the baseline to the other. Drop shots might be a problem, though, so we guess FMTC might go back to the drawing board.

[source: BotJunkie]