The problem was that there is no interactive way for a boxing athlete to train by himself. The traditional ways were using a sandbag and similar reactionless methodologies. These methods were enabling the athlete to train his/her offensive moves in a passive way but they could not train the athlete in the sense of finding a circumstantial strategy to attack or defending him/herself.
Hence, I built an interactive boxing training robot which is able to response to punches of a player simultaneously through pneumatic pistons and a control mechanism supported by software programs. The control mechanism enables the training robot to hit punches in a completely random manner to be able to simulate the real uncertainty that the athlete would face if there were a real opponent standing against him/her. Also, the speed and force of robot's punches were accurate with respect to an average fighter's punches.
Also, an investment fund is awarded for this project from TUBITAK.
Politecnico di Milano
Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology •
Sep 2014 - Present
I had the pleasure to get to know Umur during one of my startup events. He was pitching a social business idea, led his team throughout the event and presented great results after only two days - the team was one of the Top3 at the end! Since then he kept on working on different ideas, as he's a very motivated and passionate person. His engagement as a social entrepreneur impresses me a lot and I'm sure he'll be successful with his project plusoneseat!
I love to see Social responsibility coming with an experience mindset. Sharing and experiencing is a growing culture for the current and coming generations, which triggers the need for new business models.
OneSeat is a role model for supporting both sides, the economical new world and the social responsibility.