The Robot Football Player That Helps Reduce Concussions


Source: The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times has an interesting report on a robot football player that was integrated into practices by the Dartmouth College coaching staff, and may catch on in a big way at all level.

As a substitute for tackling players, Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens challenged some former players to develop an alternative. What they came up with was the “MVP” — Mobile Virtual Player — a remote-controlled robot that moves as fast and weighs as much as a professional football player, and can pop right back up after taking a full-contact hit from a 250-pound linebacker. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been using it in their practice sessions.

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