The Joola brand has paved the way for the popularity of table tennis since the company’s inception over 60 years ago. Its influence has grown along with the game which became a competition at the Summer Olympics for the first time in 1988. It’s only fitting that they would bring ping-pong into the next generation with the Joola Infinity Smart Table Tennis Robot. Built in collaboration with iPong, this AI-powered training tool can offer up competition-level serves to facilitate intense practices and help any player push the boundaries of their skill level.
Since being placed on Kickstarter, the project exceeded its goal of raising $50,000 well in advance of its August 15 deadline. Powered by a companion app, the table tennis robot provides access to different training drills that have customizable settings to enhance the speed, spin, and location of deliveries. That feature is integrated with a net which funnels balls back into the robot to power grueling sessions worthy of training for Olympic Qualifiers. Even if your sights aren’t set on the gold medal at the 2020 games, the Joola Infinity Smart Table Tennis Robot is a great way to improve your game to hustle your friends, at the very least.