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He shoots, he scares! Toyota’s basketball robot steals the show at the Tokyo Olympics

Olympic basketball players watching Toyota's robot sink center court shots like...

7/26/2021 6:57:00 PM

Olympic basketball players watching Toyota's robot sink center court shots like...

CUE, the AI basketball-playing robot, almost never misses a shot --- and the Twitterverse had nervous jokes about 'robot overlords.'

A 6′ 10″ basketball-playing robot sank a series of deep three-point shots and a half-court shot during halftime of the Men’s Preliminary Round Group B game between the U.S. and France on Sunday. iframe.twitter-tweet { width: 100% !important; } And the mechanical man invited plenty of comparisons to the murderous, self-aware computer system from the ”Terminator” movies that nearly wiped out humanity. “Here’s our robot overlord hitting free throws at the Olympics,” tweeted one.

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iframe.twitter-tweet { width: 100% !important; } iframe.twitter-tweet { width: 100% !important; } Some headlines also referred to the free-throw machine as “horrifying” and “creepy.”So what is it exactly?Meet CUE, an artificial intelligence (AI) basketball robot developed by Toyota TM, -0.27% volunteers in their spare time. The original model was crafted in 2018, and by May 2019, the third version (CUE3, which was developed in five months) set the Guinness World Record for “Most consecutive basketball free throws by a humanoid robot (assisted) — 2,020” in honor of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Yes, that’s 2,020 consecutive free throws.Read more: Toyota’s basketball robot has better range than Steph CurryIt’s unclear which version of CUE stole the show during Sunday’s game, where France beat the U.S. team in a 83-76 upset — the American Olympic basketball team’s first defeat since the 2004 Athens Games. The CUE seen sinking baskets on Sunday was sporting a No. 95 jersey, whereas the CUE3 and CUE4 have worn 93 and 94, respectively. (The Toyota site explains this is because the number 9 is a homonym for “cue” in Japanese. And the “cue” name reflects how technology can serve as a cue for great things to come.) headtopics.com

The CUE4’s official stats note that it stands almost 6 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. Its position is listed as “shooting guard,” and it takes about 15 seconds to make a shot, the developers explain on the project website. The CUE uses sensors on its torso to calculate the distance to the goal and the angle of the basket, before using its motorized arms and knees to shoot.

iframe.twitter-tweet { width: 100% !important; } But another gadget gave the CUE a run for its money in competing for the audience’s favorite Olympic robot. During the Rugby 7s opener between Fiji and Japan on Sunday, a remote-controlled “Tiny Bus” delivered the match ball to the 50 meter line.

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