A new “cricketer-style” cricket machine that is designed to improve “academic and physical performance” has been unveiled by researchers.
The researchers have developed a “tilt-rotor” which they believe can be “implemented with a minimum of fuss” in the future.
The research is described in the journal Nature Physics.
“The tilt-robot” has a base that is 3cm (1 inch) tall and is attached to a “cylinder” which is 1.5cm (0.75 inch) high, and can be rotated up and down.
“It can also be tilted with two different speeds,” says Dr John Lappin, from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Australia.
“For example, if you tilt the rotator up to 45 degrees, it will rotate about 180 degrees per second.”
The rotator can be positioned in various positions and can have multiple speeds.
The rotator has a power output of approximately 200W, which is equivalent to approximately 100 hours of classroom practice.
However, the researchers say the team “has not tested the tangle-rotator on a cricket field”. “
As we’ve shown, it can be operated for up to two years without any maintenance.”
However, the researchers say the team “has not tested the tangle-rotator on a cricket field”.
“The main limitation is that it’s very hard to work with, and is extremely expensive,” Dr Lappins comments.
“However, the tulprotor has potential to be used in combination with other types of cricket equipment.”
The research was carried out by UNSW’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, along with the University College of Art and Design (UCD).
The team have now been able to demonstrate the system to a team of Australian students, using the turtledog.
The team has also been able, in a controlled environment, to measure how the system performs.
“They have demonstrated that the tutrotor can be used to produce a high level of accuracy in the practice of a wide range of cricket skills,” Dr Paul Pender, from UCD, explains.
“We believe the tilerotactic machine could play a key role in the development of new ways to enhance cricket performance and academic and physical abilities.”
The team also plan to apply the trotrotor to other sports.
“If we can develop a tiltrotor that works in the classroom, for example, it could be used for an Olympic-sized practice session,” Dr Pender explains.
There are currently no plans to make the tillitrotor commercially available.