Rather than using a few sweaters to mark out goalposts, you can now use a new soccer pitch marking robot which has been created by Nissan. The aptly named Nissan Pitch-R soccer field line painting robot is capable of marking out your pitch in under 20 minutes and is capable of painting lines on grass, tarmac or gravel.
The line painting robot uses an eco-friendly and dissolvable white line paint and has already made an appearance at the UEFA Champions League Final. Unfortunately Nissan has not made any announcements as to whether the line painting robot will be made available to consumers but we can wait hope. “The Pitch-R robot features a four-camera vision system, GPS location tracking and collision avoidance systems. It can draw white lines on grass, tarmac or gravel with eco-friendly dissolvable paint. Pitch-R is powered by a rechargeable battery pack. Once activated, it moves autonomously to analyse its surroundings in real time and quickly scans to find a suitable space. Uneven surfaces do not present a problem for Pitch-R, and it can navigate around obstacles.Pitch-R can create fields for five-a-side, seven-a-side or 11-a-side teams. “
Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by Nissan, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always.