John Calipari has found his shooter for the class of 2065.
BBN, meet ‘CUE,’ the robot basketball player invented by Toyota engineers that was built to never miss.
The Toyota-sponsored Japanese basketball team Alvark Tokyo recently unveiled CUE at a practice, where it went head-to-head in shooting competitions with several different professional players.
“They all entered [the net], I can’t believe it,” one competitor said, per Tokyo-based newspaper Asahi Shumbun
“I thought he would miss one, but…I feel frustrated,” said the other player.
CUE never missed, nor does it plan to.
According to ‘Interesting Engineering,’ the sharpshooting robot can hit up to 200,000 shots in a row from 3.6 meters away, just a few feet short of a free throw.
Standing just over 6-feet tall, CUE has a full body featuring a head, arms, torso, legs, and feet. It rolls around on a platform for now, but engineers plan on giving it the ability to walk in the very near future.
It can’t play defense, but neither can half of the players in the NBA right now. CUE has first-round talent written all over it.
Check it out below:
Time to sign this thing up, Coach Cal.