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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiPhil889 View Post
    I don't really see what this has to offer over and above a standard double ended type speed ball. If you have time and money for a giant rock em sock em robot,then a speed ball and a gym would be a better option i would have thought. Additionally the speed ball is nowhere near as predictable movement/striking wise and requires footwork. However, i can see the gimmick crowd taking it up because that "old style" training isn't scientific enough.

    I have nothing against new training aids and methods but if they are no better than existing options then why bother??
    This. Prototype or not, I can think of far better ways to spend a grand if I wanted to learn to box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kovacs View Post
    This. Prototype or not, I can think of far better ways to spend a grand if I wanted to learn to box.
    People once spent $5000 on personal computers that could only make spreadsheets and text documents.

    This isn't for learning how to box. It's for sparring on your own, at home.

    Or, as a standard piece of gym equipment.

    $1000 is not a lot for a piece of high tech gym equipment.
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    How is this any better than a wooden dummy?

    I take it back its much much worse than a wooden dummy.

    I guess it is cool from a robotics perspective but just awful from a fight training perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    I too am working on robot designs for fight training applications, mostly conceptual with a few physics models at this point, but this guy basically built exactly what I have in my engineering tablet for a type IV prototype, except his actuators seem electronic as opposed to pneumatic, which I think is required for more realistic punching/movement.
    You (specifically you, White Q. Rabbit) should learn how to spar with a human being first.


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    You (specifically you, White Q. Rabbit) should learn how to spar with a human being first.
    Go **** yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark View Post
    How is this any better than a wooden dummy?
    I take it back its much much worse than a wooden dummy.
    I guess it is cool from a robotics perspective but just awful from a fight training perspective.
    It's an early prototype, which is why it's hard for the experienced people to see the practical applications. It obviously needs improvement over time, but that's how the process works.

    I find it interesting that Bullshido posters often tout modern training methods as superior to "traditional" ones, but don't express any faith in applying advanced technology to fight science and training, in creative new ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    People once spent $5000 on personal computers that could only make spreadsheets and text documents.

    This isn't for learning how to box. It's for sparring on your own, at home.

    Or, as a standard piece of gym equipment.

    $1000 is not a lot for a piece of high tech gym equipment.
    I don't doubt that people will be willing to pay $1,000+ for gym equipment and this will probably sell, I just see it as a gimmick though, it's so unrealistic it'll probably teach bad habits and false senses of skill in novices.

    If people want to pretend to box and get some fitness out of it fine, but to actually learn the style, training with humans will never be beaten.

    I'm all for technology improving martial arts and sports on the whole but this just a money spinner.
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    That might be cool if they made it into an arcade game you put a quarter in, and put sensors on it so it registers when it gets hit and when it touches you. At least that way, there would be a better return on the investment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    I find it interesting that Bullshido posters often tout modern training methods as superior to "traditional" ones, but don't express any faith in applying advanced technology to fight science and training, in creative new ways.
    That prototype would make a better sexbot than it does a sparring tool.
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    It should have 4 arms and 4 legs, attacking from all angles.
    That would make fighting people seem like cake!
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