Our French tipster Antoine sent this in with the subject line "ro basketball team training with robots," perhaps because he's aware of our constant fear of the Robot Uprising. But the Futuroscope that helped Poitiers Basket 86 develop their spatial recognition or some such nonsense doesn't inspire the same kind of fear. Certainly the giant claw could pop our skulls like grapes, or hurl us directly into the sun. But there's no uncanny valley; it can't look at us before it ends us.

PB86 avoided relegation on the last day of the season after spending time with the Futuroscope, meaning the machines have big plans for them.