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среда, 20 декабря 2017 г.

Demonstration of vertical shots

I have got a question from on of my subscribers - from Paul (Youtube channel PathfinderPro ).
Paul makes really good videos about table tennis equipment, and he has an idea for his another test. For this test he needs a robot with:
  • ability to digitally control rotation of each motor
  • ability to make vertical shots
Paul asked me, if my robot can do these things. So I've created a small video as an answer on his question:

пятница, 15 декабря 2017 г.

Our Amazing Table Tennis Robot

Hey, how about some ping-pong?

We are developing a robot which may be an asset for table tennis lovers and professionals. We believe that this baby is going to become a 2nd trainer for you later, yet now it is passing an alpha-testing stage in a table tennis club here, in Ukraine. By the end of March, we are planning to finish the current iteration to make it ready for reaching a wider audience.

Here is a video about the robot, it is in Russian. English videos are coming soon, but now you can watch it with English subtitles. Please turn the subtitles on while watching.

Key features:
  • It is a trainer which always has time and resources for you. Can be used as a trainer assistant, too.
  • Controlled from any Android or iOS device via Bluetooth LE (everything is better with Bluetooth), or using an infrared remote control. Mobile apps will be published when the first batch is ready for shipping.
  • Precise and fast tuning of all ball parameters. Thanks to the smart motor controller, the robot can shoot the balls like professional players do. It spins the balls to achieve top/back/side rotation (from 100 to15000 rpm), it can also accelerate them to a speed of a little spaceship.
  • Fully programmed. You can create different sets of patterns and styles to practice in a way you need. Use predefined sets, combine them with your own ideas, or let the computer play with you in a randomized way. Since precision of shooting is less than 0.1 sec, it can do whatever you want.
  • Put it on a tennis table or on a tripod near it. As a result, its «style» will be as human-like as it can be. However, if you prefer robots to people, it is also a good choice.
  • Can use any 40 or 40+ balls
  • 100 balls in tank. Quantity can be easy increased by an additional part
  • Mobile and lightweight (5 pounds / 2 kg only; packed in a mid-sized bag). Can be moved inside your training location or carried wherever you need it.