RISE OF THE ROBOTS

Bob Martin re­veals how he works with ro­botic Nikon cam­eras at the world’s great­est ten­nis tour­na­ment…

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Can you ex­plain what you do with ro­bot­ics?

I some­times shoot just ro­botic, but that’s be­cause I’m fol­low­ing the ac­tion with the re­mote. You’d call it a re­mote but it’s not, it’s a ro­botic cam­era. You are op­er­at­ing that cam­era.

Was Wim­ble­don 2013 the first time ro­bot­ics were used?

That was the first year we did ro­bot­ics in the roof, but they were used for the first time by the ma­jor agen­cies in the sum­mer Olympics of 2012. But the most ad­vanced ones, the ones I use, are to­tally ro­botic. They are cam­eras you can pan and tilt and follow ac­tion with, and were used first at Wim­ble­don 2013 by me.

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