New QB prospect? Penn State utilizing cutting edge robot in training
Penn State has a new quarterback prospect in the fold. However, this prospect won’t get to see the field in a Nittany Lions uniform.
The program recently announced the usage of a new robotic system called “The Seeker.” Engineered by Monarc, the system has the ability to throw, punt and kick with impressive accuracy and efficiency.
Penn State football has added a robot.
PSU will use the Seeker, which it describes as the world’s first robotic QB. It can throw the ball at a specific speed and location on the field. It can throw, punt or kick up to 6 balls in 12 seconds.
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“The technology used by Monarc is incredible and provides us with another valuable resource in our training,” said Kevin Threlkel Assistant AD, Football Chief of Staff. “Our players love The Seeker because it provides realistic reps in all three phases of the game, but especially in its pinpoint accuracy during special teams drill work. The Seeker has already proven to be a terrific addition to our program. The continuous feed makes it easy for our players to work on their game, even on their own.”
Every program across the country is trying to find ways to utilize technology in a productive manner, and it sounds like the Nittany Lions are pleased with the results of The Seeker so far.
For those interested, you can check out The Seeker in action via the YouTube video below: