Germany's aerospace agency, the DLR, has this robot they like to call Rollin' Justin. Recently they've improved his object tracking and tacticle sensors so much that it's able to catch objects on the fly. It'll even catch two balls at once!
Ball-Catching Robot Will Someday Play Baseball Better Than You
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