Randomize spin and speed
What sets table tennis apart from the other racquet sports is the spin. For table tennis players, it is essential to read the spin by looking at the trajectory, bounce off the table, and observe the ball to notice the logo on the ball.
While the mechanics are similar when we play a topspin, there is a slight change in how the stoke will be executed. For example, consider how we do a topspin for a serve, backspin, and counter.
We have added a feature in the PongFox robot so that users can choose the strokes they desire, and those will come out in random order from the robot. This feature is helpful to advance the player's skills and also beneficial for match practice.
Below is a video demonstrating this feature.