The guys at DLR always produce impressive controllers and robots. Rollin’ Justin is no exception – Catching Flying Balls and Preparing Coffee: Humanoid Rollin’ Justin Performs Dynamic and Sensitive Tasks.

This latest work is an extension of material presented at IROS 2010 in a paper titled, “Kinematically Optimal Catching a Flying Ball with a Hand-Arm-System,” so now Justin can catch balls tossed in his direction – perfect for a nice game of “catch.”