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Pallet stacking bot tosses perfect free throws on the weekends


The life of a robot at Beck's Hybrids -- tossing seed and corn off a conveyor belt -- isn't exactly an exciting one, that's why Jackie likes to unwind shooting free throws to the Harlem Globetrotters theme song. He hasn't missed yet. Jackie was programmed by a Beck's Hybrid employee in one day to shoot hoops for the family-friendly Becknology Days. Jackie has a pair of arms and round hands to hold the balls, which are fired at the hoop every five seconds. Next year they're going to try to teach Jackie to play catch or shoot continuously. Unfortunately for them, Jackie has other plans...

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