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Kuka Agilus Robot vs. Timo Boll Duel

Kuka Agilus vs. Timo Boll Duel

The exceptional commercial for the robot manufacturer KUKA (Keller Und Knappich Augsburg) was planned and filmed by Matthias Zentner and fully produced by Velvet Mediendesign GmbH, on a set of an abandoned sport hall in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was provided for the shoot by the passionate service production Chouchov Brothers, who specializes in feature film productions.

With the engineers of KUKA and the professional support of table tennis professionals, Agilus, the world’s fastest robot, was programmed for all kind of moves in order to withstand the challenging match against Timo Boll, ranked nr. 5 in the world. The angles, strategies and probabilities of the match moves were all well elaborated in cooperation with the director, the opponent Timo Boll and with KUKA. This whole effort was made for KUKA’s new production facility opening on 11th of March in Shanghai.







Kuka Agilus vs. Timo Boll Duell Poster

Making Of

Take a look behind the scenes of the big duel between table tennis star Timo Boll and KR AGILUS, the world’s fastest robot.

Client: Kuka Robotics, Augsburg, Germany
Responsible: Dr. Andreas Bauer, Boris Dolkhani and Markus Goegler

Advertising Agency: Sassenbach Advertising, Munich, Germany
Responsible: Peter Metz, Hans Neubert, Kin Ming Chan, Julia Schwarz, Melanie Kissendorfer, Anya Bergmann and Martin Kurtz
Agency Producer: Michael Zackel
Director: Matthias Zentner
Production: Velvet Mediendesign, Munich
Producer: Oliver Loessl
DOP: Dieter Deventer, Alexander Stanishev
Service Production: Chouckov Brothers Studio
Service Producer: Maria Metodieva
Art Director: Sabina Christova

Postproduction: Velvet Mediendesign, Munich
Post Producer: Oliver Loessl
Editors: Christian Lonk, Matthias Zentner
Color Correction: Florian Wolf
3D: Ignyte
Flame Artists: Sylvie Roessler, Tom Tiller
Nuke Artist: Rayk Hemmerling
Title Animation: Thomas Wernbacher
Music Production: Lost in Music
Composer: Matthias Neuhauser
Soundmix: Robert Miller c.o. M-Cound
Photographer: Matthias Zentner
Photographer’s Assistant: Gordon Schirmer

Via Design made in Germany