Sunday, June 10, 2007

(Video) The Headless Batsman

The Headless Batsman is basically “a 265-pound quasi-human-shaped robot made from a jumble of salvaged auto parts, steel piping and pneumatic hoses for the sole purpose of belting every fastball thrown its way.” Video demonstration after the jump.

Tiny springs inside the robot’s wrists allow it to follow through; the momentum generated by its hip and shoulder rotation transfers through the bat to the ball.

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