World's first autonomous tennis training robot

World's first autonomous tennis training robot

The BallBOPPer - Coming to Kickstarter

The BallBOPPer simulates tennis "Patterns of Play" across a broad range of levels and styles, delivering a high-caliber training experience in tennis skills, tactics and strategy.

Features list below. See our blog section for additional information
Carry-on luggage size, with snap-in ball retriever and interchangeable batteries
The BallBOPPer is intended for daily use by tennis coaches and players on any standard tennis court. It is small enough to fit into a car trunk or backseat, has a snap-in "Ball Bucket" that makes it super easy and fast to retrieve the balls, and has room for 4 powerful interchangeable batteries for virtually unlimited runtime.
Precision Ball Launching System with AI Powered Accuracy
The BallBOPPer's ball launching system let's you launch each ball with its own launch point, height, spin and landing spot, and it uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and microelectronic sensors to ensure full-court accuracy. The Player is not required to precisely position or aim the BallBOPPer — the robot does this all by itself "autonomously".
Pattern Designer/Playlist App with Voice Control and Display Screen
The Player or Coach uses the BallBOPPer App on their iPhone or Android smartphone to design a set of "Patterns of Play" using a catalog of standard Patterns along with their own custom Patterns, combining them into a "Playlist" to create a full-length training session. Voice control is provided for remote control, and a super-bright LED screen provides feedback during play.
Auto Reloader Add-on
RoBOPPics offers an optional Auto Reloader Add-on that attaches to the rear of the robot. The Reloader pulls balls off of the playing surface and inserts them back into the Ball Bucket. With the Auto Reloader Add-on, the Player can roll the BallBOPPer around the court and efficiently "vacuum" the balls back into the bucket.
Autonomous Rover Add-on
RoBOPPics offers an optional autonomous drive system that can propel and navigate the BallBOPPer around the court. This allows the BallBOPPer to position itself at different locations on the court before running each Pattern in the Playlist, and when combined with the Auto Reloader Add-on, the BallBOPPer can also rove around the court, locate and then automatically reload the balls autonomously.
Sprint Navigator Add-on
RoBOPPics offers an optional Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered navigational system that adds the capability to navigate the court at higher speeds. This capability allows the BallBOPPer to reposition itself between the firing of each ball — giving it the capability to simulate competitive play at a completely new level of fidelity.