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