Baseball robot will eventually sign with Yankees for $18 million per year
One of the challenges of this year's Robo-One bipedal robot competition was to have a robot play catch. As this video shows, robot King Kizer took that challenge to another level altogether.
As this video shows, robottook that challenge to another level altogether, also fisting an inside changeup to the opposite field, diving back to first base on a pickoff attempt, and stealing second with no throw. Let's watch.
This isn't the first time we've seen a robot with baseball skills, although King Kizer may have the most well-rounded game. This Baseball Batting Robot clip on YouTube showcases a bot apparently built for swinging bunts. It does not run them out, sort of like.
And then, of course, there's this kid, who technically isn't a robot but has robot-like precision with his ridiculous array of unhittable Wiffle Ball pitches.