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Tennibot: Removing the Tedium From Tennis

Tennibot: Removing the Tedium From Tennis

Tennibot founder and engineer Haitham Eletrabi loves tennis.   But he doesn't love the chore of gathering all those tennis balls, after a game or practice session.

Enter expertise and robotic innovation.

Haitham has created Tennibot--the world's first robotic tennis ball collector!  Through a "smart" technology, it locates the balls independently--gathering up to seventy at a time.

Tennibot also has other ways to help players improve their game.   Its app keeps track of the number of times a player practices, and the number of  balls hit.  It also sends you reminders, to go out to the ball machine or practice your serve!

At CES® 2017's Eureka Park™ Marketplace, Tennibot was drawing considerable interest.  Haitham, who is a postdoctoral engineering researcher at Auburn University, says he plans to ship a limited number of them later this year.

Haitham talked about his background, shared the story of Tennibot and offered some resources for fellow makers and entrepreneurs, based