Introducing the JOOLA Infinity Table Tennis Training Robot: Powered by iPong - The most technologically advanced table tennis trainer - the perfect blend of ping pong and robotics.
This new table tennis robot can emulate any shot, from beginner to professional, teach you the fundamentals and transform you into an expert, all while being controlled from your mobile device.
The JOOLA Infinity Robot is the perfect table tennis training partner with its completely customizable settings for spin, frequency, speed, oscillation and trajectory. It will never get mad, never get tired and it will always be ready to take you to the next level.
The Infinity Robot has two wheels which allows it to produce topspin, underspin, side spin and no spin while shooting with a frequency range of 30 to 100 balls per minute at varying speeds (2.5 mph to 45 mph) that can match even the highest caliber of players. You can also practice against any shot on the table since the Infinity Robot can seamlessly oscillate 150 degrees side-to-side and create ball trajectories of 30 degrees downwards to 50 degrees upwards. The Infinity Robot also supports ITTF Approved 3-Star 40+ balls.
We currently have been able to create a 5x3 grid where the robot can shoot anywhere on the table tennis table. However, with constant testing and improvements after launch, we will be able to make the robot even more accurate and precise to practice against any shot to perfection.
Infinity Net + Hook System
One of the most unique features of the JOOLA Infinity Robot is that it comes with an infinity-play net. It was designed with a ball-recycling system that funnels the balls right back into the robot for constant non-stop action. The robot also has a two-hook mechanism instead of a large base that allows for an easy setup for you to start practicing immediately.
After testing multiple iterations of the net, we have perfected our newest design for easy assembly and minimization on space.
The robot will be controlled via mobile app on both iOS and Android. Connected via Bluetooth, select from pre-programmed drills through the mobile app that teach you table tennis fundamentals such as receiving serves, loops, pushes, and lobs. JOOLA plans to tap into their extensive network of world-ranked players and coaches, like German National Team Coach & ITTF Coach of the Year, Joerg Rosskopf, to create regularly updated content for the app.
We have spent the past five years developing and engineering a table tennis robot that is customizable, affordable, and fun. Our goal has always been to create the best table tennis robot that will exceed the features of any other training robot in the industry. With every iteration and change, we thought of you, the players, and applied everything we have learned to create the ultimate table tennis robot. We also understand that the delivery date is far and to thank you for your patience, we have provided the option to receive an iPong Trainer Motion bundle in advance with a 25% discount.
Backers who selected the JOOLA Infinity Robot + iPong Combo will receive their Trainer Motion Bundle sometime after the Kickstarter ends.
With our final design, we will start mold production and app development in July 2019. We understand the complicated process of mold creation, sample making, and mass production from our many years of experience. We will be sure to follow our road map so that you will receive your new JOOLA Infinity Robot on time. And don’t worry, we care about the colors, but getting the color correct won’t delay the launch.
Software & Hardware Integration Test
About the Brand
JOOLA's mission is to support table tennis players throughout their entire table tennis journey. We’re there for athletes when they pick up their first racket, when they become world champions, and everywhere in between. JOOLA has been the proud sponsor of the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney, and 2004 Athens games. JOOLA is also currently the Official Table Sponsor of the US Open and US National Championships.
Established in 2009, iPong is a brand focused on promoting the sport of table tennis by providing products that introduce recreational players to a new and higher level of competitive play.
Combining our knowledge of table tennis and robotics manufacturing, we have created the ultimate table tennis training robot. We have completed the final stages of development and are about to enter the manufacturing phase. Now we invite you to join us in shaping the future of table tennis.
From start to finish, we will ensure that we deliver on our promises and will provide transparency throughout the whole process.
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Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter project ever, but we have 10 years of manufacturing experience for table tennis robots and over 60 years of experience with table tennis products. We have thought of most of the risks and issues that may arise and have adjusted our timeline accordingly.
If we delay this project or miss our target date of December 2020, we will be happy to issue a refund to anyone who asks before we release the robot.
Mold Risks – Once molds are created, it is very difficult to make drastic changes to them without starting over. To address this risk, we have worked with an engineering firm to help us with the parts and will work closely with our manufacturer.
Hardware & Software Pairing – Due to the complexity of the capabilities of our robot, ensuring that the app works perfectly with the robot will require a lot of time for testing.
Product Changes - We’re always striving to provide you with the best product, so final product may vary due to additional enhancements. All changes will be disclosed in updates.
Global Shipping – Shipping logistics are very complicated especially on a global scale. However, we have also taken this into account with our timeline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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