A group of Toyota engineers was inspired by the Japanese manga about basketball and in its free time built a robot that can throw the ideal three-pointer into the basket. After the robot was tested and finalized, the Japanese arranged a test for their pupils – a match with professional basketball players. And he won all.
It is claimed that the robot basketball player was trained with AI, but on video, his behavior looks much simpler: he rolls on wheels and repeats the same movements again and again.
However, this uncomplicated and uncreative behavior was enough to defeat several players from the professional league. The robot is simply more consistent and regular in its actions. To win, it is enough just to make fewer mistakes than a person.