Table Tennis Playing Robot To Play Tim Boll, German Ping Pong Champion

18/02/2014 10:12 GMT | Updated 18/02/2014 13:59 GMT

If he loses humanity is doomed...

A German table tennis champion is to square up against an industrial production robot.

Timo Boll will take on the an Agilus bot made by Kuka to celebrate the opening of the company's new factory in southwestern Shanghai.

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Should be a decent duel

Just check out the video above to get a brief look at some of its skills.

And if that's not impressive enough the Kuka is also an pretty adept in the artistic field.

The epic battle will take place on 11 March.