Robots are already doing many things for us. They can move, pick & place items, and help with inspections. They can also be used to help athletes prepare for real-game situations. Here are 6 sports training robots that help athletes get better:
BotBoxer: a robotic punching bag that improves your strikes, cardio and stamina. It evades your punches automatically to keep you motivated to do better. It has sensors to read force, velocity, and directions.
Power Pong Omega: an iPhone controlled table tennis robot that serves as your training partner. It lets you create drills with up to 8 unique balls. Users can adjust the speed, spin, and location of each ball individually.
Spinshot-Player: an Apple Watch compatible tennis robot with adjustable speed, spin, height, angle, and feed rate for shots. It has 12 pre-programmed drills & vertical and horizontal oscillation.
D-Up: a basketball robot that keeps you from making uncontested shots. It has an anti-collision system to operate safely around players. Its app lets you change speed, direction, and number of reps.
ERNE: a smartphone controlled pickleball training robot with 25 different drill types and 28 court locations. It has a speed range of 10 to 65mph.
Hypershell: a smart exoskeleton with AI that helps you run faster and carry more weight. It has 14DOF with 9 adaptive modes, 25km battery range, and max speed of 20km/h. It has walking, running, climbing, and riding modes.
Stay tuned as we will cover more robotic sports training equipment here in the future.