The AMICUS table tennis robot from Butterfly is available in 3 models:
Basic, Advance and Professional
They are designed in technology and equipment to worldwide unique levels and for a realistic gaming experience and training.
Depending on the claim, all models are suitable for amateur and professionals players.
For the ex-German national coach and current head coach of the Werner Schlager Academy, Richard Prause, can work with robot, for those who want to learn faster, be a useful addition for the training everyday:
"Working with a robot can be a means of achieving greater success for many players. The increased amount of ball contacts and exercises leads to a greater level of precision, footwork and technique."
Amicus Robot - Everyday Training
The advantages of all models:
-comfortable to transport, quick to build, easy to use
- Only approx. 6 kg (13.2 lbs)
- Amicus bag included
- 100 Balls per Minute
- 4-level height adjustment
- Head with 3 rollers - for variable Topspin, Backspin, Sidespin and No Spin
- Speed, spin and placement can be regulated directly on the control panel
- Two year warranty
The Professional model has all the features of the models Basic and Advance at the highest level and adds:
- For each ball an exercise individually adjustable: spin + speed + trajectory + placement
- 8 Balls per exercise
- 99 exercises saved
- remote control (on / off and speed variation)
- IFC (individual Frequency Control) - for individual needs
- Cycle function - automatic game breaks
takitezy7 on 2/18/2016
Butterfly Amicus Professional
I have one of these on a XuShaoFa 25mm table yay! It does everything - high balls (nothing like high lobs but decent height), low balls , slow balls, fast balls with topspin, backspin, sidespin or no spin. Whatever shot you think of it can do, and you can test your shot one ball at a time to see the trajectory/placement/spin. Serves are decent if you can tune it to your liking. 8 memory banks for 8 different shots per program, and you can put it on random mode. 120 balls per minute is way more than anyone could ever need. There are way more useful stuff about saving programs and settings etc that I haven't even began trying yet (still haven't read the manual as the interface is quite user friendly). The most expensive part of the robot is the computer, this one costs $2200, but now it's $3000 (AUD). Caution: as with any robot, just merely whacking the ball and adjusting to bad technique will make you worse. Technique is what makes consistency. A robot should primarily be used to master the techniques of your strokes, but to be a better player you need to play a human. The Amicus 3000 Professional used to be the flagship model and has all the bells and whistles any professional player would need for solo training. Once you play on this robot, practically every other robot you encounter will feel a generation behind in technology.