Now, a robot can train you to become ping pong champion
Become a Ping Pong Champion
Just imagine a robot who can teach you to be a champion. There won’t be requirement to find a good coach to become a pro or spend money on sports institutes. Robotics in sports has started contributing into training. But with a few inventions, like PUMA Beatbot, a running companion to train racers. Similar to that Trainerbot is a Kickstarter project that can teach ping pong. It is a portable model that fits on the ping pong tables and shoots balls. Players can configure it via a dedicated Smartphone app and choose from various modes to begin their training. It also helps to configure settings like level, direction, spin, etc.
Video above explains its functionality with glimpse of the app that helps to adjust Trainerbot settings as per the player’s requirement. It helps to choose from various modes to test skills. Like Random Mode, where Trainerbot shoots the ball randomly towards the player. Players have to be more active in this part, as the bot adjust the timing and spin. Another one is Training Mode for those who are new to ping pong.
Smash Mode trigger continuous ping pong balls, ideal for those who want to play a tough match. Multiplayer mode is pretty interesting allowing two players to play and compete with Trainerbot. The app also helps players to track continuous progress. Custom drills are something that will engage players to push their skills at higher levels. The entire configuration can be done in seconds.
Robotics is used widely in industries, thanks to now due to new innovations it’s coming into sports slowly. Puma Beatbot and Trainerbot are just two examples. Autonomous robots are used in golf course for tracking, chess automation for training champion and many new innovations to keep champions on constant practice.