A video is being shared on social media claiming it is the visuals of a robot displaying exceptional skills in a table tennis match and defeating a human opponent. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a robot playing a table tennis game with a human.
Fact: The video shared in the post is a digitally created one. The original video shows two humans playing a table tennis match. This digitally altered robot video was created by a TikTok user ‘animatronic3D’. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
On reverse image search of the screenshots of the video shared in the post, a video showing similar visuals was found published by a YouTube channel on 24 March 2023. This YouTube channel published the video with the description, “Absolutely INSANE Table Tennis Defense from Yang Wang !”. A few other table tennis match videos of Wang Yang can be seen here and here.
When we searched for further sources, a video showing similar visuals of a robot playing a table tennis match with a human was found published by a TikTok user ‘animatronic3D’. The bio section of this TikTok user states, “Showing the world how AI+ Robots will change our world”. A few other similar videos showing digitally created robots can be seen here and here.
To sum it up, a digitally created video is shared as the visuals of a robot exceptionally playing a table tennis game with a human.