Ulf Hoffman, a hobbiest engineer has designed the table tennis robot, a bot that plays tennis but with one hand.
The team has named it the UHTTR-1. Within no time, the machine reverts the ball after servicing. Its ability to respond rapidly is due to its efficient servo motors and light weight aluminum construction.
At the moment, the bot works in passive mode but the engineer claim to tune it to work for the next higher level and envision to integrate other higher dimensional skill set.
Unlike Watson, it is not in a position to compete with professionals but amateurs still need to watch out.