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Toyota builds robot basketball player that never misses

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.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

10 Comments for Toyota builds robot basketball player that never misses

  1. UKinIN
    6:44 pm July 22, 2018 Permalink

    Which would UK fans want more? A kid from KY or a shooter that never misses that was built by a company with a plant in KY?

  2. Bobbum Man
    6:47 pm July 22, 2018 Permalink

    A kid from ky probably… can’t say I understand the obsession with wanting ky kids on the team (it’s nice I guess, but I’d rsther just have the better players)

  3. Matty Arbuckle
    6:54 pm July 22, 2018 Permalink

    Just need to make a baseball one soon so we can live that 2020 Super Baseball life

  4. Did he run smack at the other players?

  5. JustUrAvg
    9:52 pm July 22, 2018 Permalink

    Whats the point?

    • Soylentbeans
      5:03 pm July 23, 2018 Permalink

      Pushing the boundaries of technology. Not that there actually needs to be s point.

  6. ziplock
    10:00 pm July 22, 2018 Permalink

    I see what’s happening it’s got the Kyle Macy knee action going. That’s something Coach Cal’s free throw shooters can never understand.

  7. runningunnin.454
    5:07 am July 23, 2018 Permalink

    Can’t go to his left….or right.

  8. UKLugo
    11:04 am July 23, 2018 Permalink

    He’s unconscious!!!