Yesterday we brought you the exciting news about the Robo QB at the Iowa practice facility set to transform Iowa's passing offense. Well, it turns out there's a lot more to this Robo QB story than we initially suspected -- and there are some pretty cool details.
For one, it's not random happenstance that the QB machine is hanging out in the Iowa practice facility. The QB machine -- officially, the Seeker robotic quarterback -- is actually being developed by Iowa alums. And since Iowa is ground zero for the development, the Iowa football program is also the first to have this robot. Put that in your "engineering school" pipe and smoke it, OMHR.
— Monarc (@MonarcSport) May 9, 2018
Some video of the #Seeker from early on in our developmental stages! We've come a long way in a short time, looking forward to sharing progress soon! #NFL #CFB #Football @OBJ_3 @AB84 @tae15adams @juliojones_11 @ochocinco @RobGronkowski @Mike_Daniels76 @micah_hyde @DeAndreHopkins pic.twitter.com/eVR9pI3PsG
— Monarc (@MonarcSport) July 9, 2018
But wait, THERE'S MORE! The Iowa ties business was exciting enough (and I'm hoping to find out more from the Monarc Sport folks about those ties), but then I saw this:
Not only is the Seeker the world's first robotic quarterback, it's also the world's first robotic punter and kicker. Tired of wasted reps during Special Teams periods? Take the guesswork out of the equation and make each rep count. #NFL #CFB #Football #Sports #Tech #Punt #Kick pic.twitter.com/yK5Meo3wxK
— Monarc (@MonarcSport) July 13, 2018
That's right: ROBO QB is also a ROBO PUNTER. (And also a kicker, but let's focus on ROBOT PUNTER.) IOWA IS WORKING ON ROBOT PUNTERS.
Folks, this is glorious. Bring on the robot revolution. We'll continue to update this story as we learn more about our new robot overlords and their Iowa ties.
GOBOT IOWA AWESOME.