A group of engineers from Toyota took considerable free time to build a robot that is capable of shooting perfect free throws.
So much for ‘Hack-a-Shaq’.
Once the robot was built they challenged professional human basketball players, besting them in the shot-for-shot competition.
“To win the game, [a machine] just has to make fewer mistakes than humans” Garry Kasparov said. “Which is not that difficult since humans are humans and vulnerable, and we don’t have the same steady hand as the computer.”