The Rugby Union World Cup is upon us so we spend this episode talking about the sport with James Jones, a fellow research student and rugby enthusiast at the Sports Tech Institute. James is currently working on a cool biomechanics/robotics project, but we keep our discussion focused on rugby and the technologies used in games and training. Robots, nice shirts, and radio controlled aircraft come into discussion. You can see more of James’ opinions on rugby and other sports and technologies on the Sports Tech Review Blog (www.sportstechreview.com). The rest of this blog entry has links to some of the thing we talk about. James will also be tweeting about the rugby @Jaj1987.
http://www.sportstechreview.com/category/sports/rugby/ – James’ blog entries on Rugby technology.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMlNdh3gXLU – video about the robot the French use for scrummage training
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/scotland/8491107.stm – video of the Cyberhawk – a radio controlled helicopter/camera platform for aerial observations of the rugby pitch