When everybody is making wearable tech to help people monitor their performance, we created raceable tech to improve the performance of runners in real-time.
The PUMA BeatBot is a programmable, self-driving, line-following robot that inspires PUMA runners of all levels to push harder. By giving them a real visual target to beat, not just the time on a stopwatch.
Runners can enter the time and distance of the race they want to replicate, place the unit on the starting line of a track – and go. The BeatBot will then pace out the programmed race. Letting people race their own best time, their rival’s best time and even Usain Bolt’s best time. With a top speed of 44KMH, BeatBot can recreate Bolt’s record-shattering 100m dash. Letting runners witness firsthand just how fast the world’s fastest man is.
HOW IT WORKS
9 infrared sensors read the line on a track
Wheel rotations determine speed and distance
Data is processed in real-time, making over 100 maneuvers a second to stay on line, navigate bends and maintain pace
Front/rear GoPro cameras record race
ECD: Emmanuel Lallevé, Florent Imbert
Creative: Karl Ackermann, Ben Morejon, Andrew Curtis
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2016 Cannes, Silver, Cyber
2016 Cannes, Shortlist, Promo & Activation, Use of New Tech
2016 Cannes, Shortlist, Promo & Activation, Durable Consumer Goods
2016 Cannes, Shortlist, Creative Data
2016 Clio, Shortlist, Product Design
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