Monday, April 17, 2017

Japan robot volleyball player Exergaming

Machines and robotically controlled defenders might be really helpful when you need to work on your hitting technique (especially your timing).

As a coach, setting up these drills wears down your blockers energy levels and increases injury risk; however, with this robot blocking crew - the Japanese Women's Volleyball can just focus on timing and hitting (down the lines, splitting the blockers, or tips).



The “block machine” has been used in a number of training sessions with Japan’s national women’s volleyball team, says New Scientist, and is capable of moving across the court at speeds of up to 3.7 meters per second — faster than a human player. However, it can only move into pre-set positions and doesn’t react to the movements of human players. Its creators are planning on adding motion sensors to the bot so it can better test (and train) its opponents.

Japan recruits a robot volleyball player to help train its national team - The Verge:

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