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You don't have to be Steph Curry or Lebron James to score basket after basket like a pro. You don't even have to be human.
Meet CUE, a humanoid robot trained by AI to shoot basketballs. Built by employees of Toyota in Japan, the humanoid robot was unveiled in the B League 1, a professional men's basketball league in Japan, playing for Arvalq Tokyo, and "was able to record a higher shot percentage than any Japanese professional,".
CUE has a geeky origin story. It's modeled after the character Sakuragi Hanamichi from the Japanese manga comic "." The character fell in love with basketball after being rejected by girls.
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Sadly, CUE looks more like something out of the movie "" than the comic book human that inspired it. CUE doesn't even have a face.
CUE can shoot from 12 feet (3.6 meters) away and can make 200,000 different shots with almost perfect accuracy, thanks to its AI training.
In aposted on YouTube by the newspaper, CUE wears a basketball jersey and shorts, shooting baskets one by one to the astonishment of pro basketball players watching from the sidelines.
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But while CUE's shooting range is remarkable, its defense skills on the court are sorely lacking. CUE stands on a platform connected by power cables, and can't move freely around the court. So while CUE's shooting abilities are impressive, NBA basketball stars like James can breathe easy. CUE probably isn't coming for their jobs ... yet.
Can this robotic fish fool real fish into revealing their secrets? .
MIT researchers have created an automated robotic fish that looks and moves like the real thing.Pale and plump with a tail that swishes side-to-side, the one-eyed robotic fish was built by scientists at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
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