Pittsburgh Steelers Using Robotics to Reduce Player-on-Player Contact

Published by , May 22, 2016 9:36 pm

(BehindTheSteelCurtain) The Pittsburgh Steelers turned to robotics to help their team throughout at least one of their offseason workouts. The Steelers are using a MVP (Mobile Virtual Player)  to “reduce player-on-player contact”. These phases off offseason workouts are strictly non-contact. Therefore, instead of hitting a stationary tackling dummy, a moving one which can seemingly interact with the players seems to be the best possible solution for a coach and team looking to get more physical reps without breaking any rules.
“It’s an awesome piece of football technology. I’m always interested in ways to utilize technology in terms of teaching football.” Head coach Mike Tomlin said via Steelers.com. “The application for this is really endless. It never gets tired, it runs at an appropriate football speed.”

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