On the basis of a powerful machine vision system, it is possible to calculate the trajectory of a penalty shot from 9 meters within just 300 ms and to pass on data to a high-performance motor that controls a goalkeeper robot. This automated goal keeper defends even a hard kicked ball with almost unbeatable security. Similar systems with a shortened shooting distance and reduced goal size as well as variants for hockey, ice hockey and handball are also available.

Engineering: Fraunhofer IML, www.iml.fraunhofer.de

Marketing and rental services: 4attention, www.4attention.de

Machine vision: Stemmer Imaging, www.stemmer-imaging.com

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