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Der Boxroboter: In 1983 East Germany’s robot boxer was going to rule the world

by | 1st, June 2015

Der Boxroboter

 

In 1987,  Der Boxroboter was introduced to the world via Sports Illustrated:

The German Democratic Republic is very advanced in the use of scientific training methods for its athletes. Now the East Germans have beaten the world to the punch in the sport of boxing. Meet Der Boxroboter, a GDR-designed-and-built computerized robot that can hang in there with the best of fighters for hours on end. ”It’s tough to find good sparring partners, especially for heavyweights,” says Dieter

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