Japan is considered to be one of the most advanced countries in the world. Even in training athletes the Japanese Association of volleyball decided to use the latest advances, and in preparation for the national team to future Olympic games developed a robot called Block Machine. The robot will help the team from the Country of the rising sun in the strikes and improving sports skills.
Block Machine is a system of rails width of a volleyball court. On rails moves 3 pairs of "hands" that arranged like a robot places a block. The robot developed by scientists of the Japanese Association of volleyball together with experts from Zukovskogo University. The robot and its parameters are considerably superior to people-players, because it is able to simulate almost any game situation, as the program for automatic player incorporated information about tactics best volleyball teams in the world. Move speed automatic «hands block» is 3.7 meters per second, which is much higher than the speed of any basketball player.
a Robot during a workout
The Robot has already held his first training session with women's national team. Most of the players noted the high level of "game" machine. But in this first exercise revealed deficiencies in the design: "hands" of the robot would occasionally run into each other, and the system "hung out" if the ball, being on the side of the enemy, abruptly moved from one side of the field to another. At the moment the technology plan to update the software of the robot and equip it with the exact sensors and displacement sensors.
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