Japanese researchers from the University of Tsukuba and the Japanese Volleyball Association created robots with three pairs of hands for training volleyball players, reports Popular Mechanics
“Training bots are three pairs of robotic arms that quickly move in front of the net and mimic the protection of the opposing team. In the real game, they are replaced by players whose task is to protect their half of the field from the“ spike ”of the attacking team,” the publication said .
According to English volleyball player Laura Woodruff, a spike is the most effective way to get points for the team, so the blocking player must never miss the ball. Continue reading
The complex nature of competitive gaming, for example, in volleyball, creates constantly changing conditions, makes it necessary to assess the situation and choose actions, as a rule, in conditions of limited time. An important factor is that the athlete has a wide arsenal of technical and tactical tools that would make it possible to optimize strategies that ensure the effectiveness of the team’s actions to achieve results in conflict situations.
An important feature of sports games is a large number of competitive actions – game techniques. The need to perform these techniques repeatedly in the process of competitive activity (in one meeting, a series of meetings) to achieve a sports result (winning a meeting, competition) determines the requirement of reliability, stability skills, etc. Continue reading