Robots can be scary, what with their abilities to climb walls and read our emotions while we are buying pizza, and the fact that they seem to be growing more advanced by the day. But one robot that is not scary is the Trainerbot ping-pong playing robot, unless you are scared of having ping-pong balls shot at you very fast, in which case it is extremely scary. The device, which is currently well over its $80,000 Kickstarter goal ($127,422 and counting) with just under a month to go, can deliver any kind of ping-pong shot and can even be programmed to do different sequences of shots. Even when the other robots turn on us, this one will still be cool.
• Trainerbot: Smart Table Tennis Robot [Kickstarter]