09 May Are Robots the Future of Footwear? Introducing the Puma Beatbot
Imagine that with your next pair of Puma Ignite’s that the box itself turns into Usain Bolt and can help you train harder. While that may sound incomprehensible now it isn’t that far off. Enter Puma’s raceable tech the Beatbot.
It works like this: Using 9 infrared sensors it counts the revolution of the wheels to calculate speed and distance. Then, using the data entered by the user makes up to 100 adjustments a second to match the pace you are trying to beat.
Ultimately by entering the distance you want to race and the time you want to beat – enter your own best time, a rival’s best time or a professionals best time- and then placing the robot on the track you are giving yourself the ability to race everyone from Jenny from the block to Usain Bolt.