This robot from China can (probably) play badminton better than you
Robomintoner could be ultimate solution for players without a racquet partner
Scientists in China have developed a robot which can play badminton against a human opponent — and it’s got some pretty incredible skills.
The Robomintoner is being marketed as the ultimate solution for players wanting to improve their game whenever they cannot find a racquet partner.
The clever device, which has a maximum speed of four metres per second, uses an HD camera and a binocular vision system to ‘see’ the shuttlecock and predict its movements.
Its creators, based in Chengdu City, claim it has an 80 per cent success rate when returning a shot.
The robot’s settings can even be adapted for singles or doubles matches.
A woman was seen playing with the Robomintoner over the weekend in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.
It is set to go on sale within weeks, according to New China TV.