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Chinese students create robot that plays badminton

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Ben Hooper
A robot that plays badminton. Seriously. Screenshot: Newsflare
A robot that plays badminton. Seriously. Screenshot: Newsflare

CHENGDU, China, June 3 (UPI) -- A team of university students in China have designed a robot to take over yet another job unfit for humans: playing badminton.

The robot, created by students from Chengdu, stars in a video designed to show off the capabilities of the competitive automaton, which was dubbed Robomintoner by its creators.

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Robomintoner made waves at a recent robotics convention in in Chengdu and its skills were proven when it took on Prime Minister Li Keqiang and played the premier to a tie game.

The creators said the robot is expected to go into production for consumer sales soon.

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