As a German, I can tell you we don’t understand baseball at all, but apparently our robot makers do. A team of researchers at German Aerospace Center (DLR) has developed Rollin’ Justin, a humanoid whose most spectacular skill is that he can catch two flying balls thrown in his direction at the same time.
Justin’s makers say he can catch balls with more than 80% accuracy. For that, they equipped the 45kg robot with a 3D camera system, 43 joints (5 in his torso, 7 in each arm plus 12 in each hand), and a total of 84 sensors.
You can watch Justin in action in this (very cool) video: