RISE OF THE ROBOTS
Bob Martin reveals how he works with robotic Nikon cameras at the world’s greatest tennis tournament…
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.