Bowling robot shows how to throw more strikes
This is Earl. He is the enhanced automated robotic launcher. This robot may be the most accurate bowler in America. Mechanical engineers designed Earl to throw the ball left or right-handed from 10 to 24 miles per hour. He can launch the ball from different angles. Every toss involves some serious science. Barillaz helping the US bowling Congress understand the best entry angle and launch angle with every toss and how the ball moves while rolling down the lane. We have what’s called cats computer aided tracking system. So we use that information those sensors pick up the position and the speed of the ball as it goes down the lane. So that allows us to to gather all that information and do a lot of comparisons between balls or between lane surfaces, lane oil patterns things like that. Researchers are using Earl to learn more about lanes surfaces and the dynamics of the ball while in motion that could lead to better coaching and higher scores for future bowlers. Earl could also help improve the mechanics of a bowlers game could explain the wear and tear on a bowlers arm. There’s a lot of stress and strain that goes on in the human body when you throw a bowling ball and we’ve seen that in Earl itself. Its predecessor broke its arm and there’s a lot of force and it goes on a bowlers body and machines body when you’re bowling.Engineering the perfect toss to boost your bowling score.