Baseball Batting Robot May Make Steroids Obsolete

The amazing baseball batting robot, created by Frank Barnes of Robocross, is a hitting wonder. It hits well enough that baseball owners tired of the steroid scandal may opt for electromechanical hitters instead.


(Robocross batting robot swings and hits)

The batting robot uses pneumatics to create three distinct movements of a batter:

  • hip swivel
  • shoulder drop
  • arms extend.
As the video above shows, it's got the advantage over robotic pitchers.


(Baseball batting robot)

An appropriate subroutine for opposing fans is obviously needed:

For x=1 to 3
Say "Swing, batter, batter..."
Next x

Say "Swing!"

Play ball!

Update 25-Jul-2009: Take a look at these two baseball robots - a robotic hitter and robotic batter. End update.

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