Table Tennis Robots

What is a Table Tennis Robot?
A table tennis robot is basically a machine that feeds you balls on the table, attempting to simulate the balls you receive from a real opponent. The robot can shoot balls at you with a variety of speeds and spins, on a single or multiple locations on the table. Many will come with a net that catches the balls, and some can feed these back into the robot, for continuous operation.

How much room does it take up?
If you wish to use one at home, you obviously need a table and sufficient room both for the table and robot, and also for you to play and move around in. Luckily the robots tend to take up little room behind the table, so in areas with restricted room, where playing with 2 people may be not be viable, there is usually still be enough room to play against a robot. A robot is usually fixed to the end of the table, or sits on top of it, so you can push that end of the table right to the wall. Since you have full control over where the robot projects the balls, you can make it fit into even the tightest areas and still make it usable.

 

Elvie playing against one of our robots
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