The 'Tennibot' Autonomously Hoovers Up Errant Tennis Balls

 - Apr 25, 2018
References: kickstarter & newatlas
A group of Boston-based engineers created an innovative tennis robot, aptly dubbed Tennibot, that is designed to help preserve the backs of tennis players by collecting the balls that they leave strewn around the court during their practice sessions.

This particular tennis robot is equipped with a wide-angle camera and artificial intelligence algorithms that enable it to swiftly move around the court when deployed, and go about vacuuming up tennis balls before safely placing all of them in its ball-collecting bucket.

The robot can even be controlled by a companion smartphone app that places players and coaches in control, making this a fine example of how high-tech robots and apps can add convenience and assistance in the world of elite sports.