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Butterfly Amicus Prime

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PRE-ORDER TODAY at a lower price. The Amicus Prime robot is out of stock. Current ETA is Dec 10th 2018.
• If there are no major port delays, all pre-orders will be delivered to Continental US locations by Dec 24th.
• To ensure you get your own unit, we recommend ordering early. Due to high demand, all units may sell out by this date.
• You can cancel your backorder anytime until the robot ships.

The official Butterfly carrying bag and a ball recycling net are included.

See also: Amicus Start and Amicus Expert
The 3-wheel head and net system is the same for all three models. The difference between these models is the control panel.

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Butterfly Amicus Prime Robot in-depth analysis

The new AMICUS PRIME sets out to redefine the possibilities of a table tennis robot and will excite fans all over the world. The innovative PRIME is controlled wirelessly via Bluetooth technology from the AMICUS app running on either the included tablet computer or any smartphone or tablet operating iOS or Android. AMICUS app software offers a multitude of interactive content, improved and added to with regular updates. Creating exercises, changing spin, speed, placement and trajectory has never been easier. Pre-saved exercises created by professional players and coaches are playable at the press of a button with in-app videos by stars such as Timo Boll just waiting to show the correct execution and provide useful additional information from his regular training with the AMICUS robot. Get acquainted to our AMICUS flagship model and discover the new possibilities of the most tireless, and always ready, training partner you will find.

Special features of AMICUS PRIME:

  • Ball frequency of up to 120 balls per minute Spin, speed, trajectory and placement can vary from ball to ball.
  • Controlled by the application on tablet (or user supplied Android or iOS device) and connected wirelessly to main robot via Bluetooth.
  • Software and firmware regularly updated with help of the app. Several robots may be operated by one device (consecutively). Device can be re-charged directly at the robot.
  • Left-Right (mirror) switch for reversing drills to match the dominant hand of the user so forehand/backhand placement are correct.
  • Sample function to test individual balls within a drill.
  • Individual Frequency Control can customize the time interval between any two consecutive balls.
  • Cycle function lets you easily incorporate interval training in your table tennis practice sessions.
  • Pre-programmed with 20 drills created by German Butterfly Coach Richard Prause. Pre-programmed drills can be modified or replaced.
  • Integrated videos show how to properly practice each pre-programmed drill.
  • Memory for storing drills limited only by memory of the device used to run the app. You may sequence together several drills by using Cluster Memory so a sequence of drills runs automatically either one after the other or randomly.
  • Key-fob-like remote control (small, lightweight and easy to fit in pocket)

Box dimensions: 34" x 14" x 15"
Box weight: 24 lbs.

Download Product Manual (2MB PDF file)

Additional Information

Warranty  Butterfly Amicus robots come with a 2-year warranty against factory defects. Warranty does not cover misuse of the robot. If new robot parts are required to resolve an issue, they can only be shipped to a US address.

Return Policy  Amicus robots can be returned within 30 days, no questions asked. A restocking fee of 10% of the robot price will apply.

Parts  are guaranteed to be available within 5 years of purchase.


FeatureAmicus StartAmicus ExpertAmicus Prime
ControllerWired Control BoxWired Control BoxAndroid Tablet (supplied). Also can download and use Amicus app on any Android or iOS device.
Wireless RemoteYes (optional) RF Remote has Start, Stop, & Frequency +/- buttons. Can connect up to 4 remotes to a robot.Yes (supplied) RF Remote has Start, Stop, & Frequency +/- buttons. Can connect up to 4 remotes to a robot.Yes (supplied). RF Remote has Start, Stop, & Frequency +/- buttons. Can connect up to 4 remotes to a robot.
Controller AttachmentSlip-on metal bracket, detachable from controller.Slip-on metal bracket, detachable from controller.Slip-on metal bracket, detachable from controller.
Controller-Robot ConnectionThin, light cable with 3.5mm jacks.Thin, light cable with 3.5mm jacks.Bluetooth (wireless)
Power PCBLocated in Base, very close to motors.Located in Base, very close to motors.Located in Base, very close to motors.
ProgrammableUp to 6 shots. Position only can be changed. Spin, speed, and height remain same. Up to 7 shots. Adjust speed, spin type, spin amount, height, and position for each shot.Up to 10 shots. Adjust speed, spin type, spin amount, height, timing, & position of each shot.
Sampling ButtonNo (but available on optional remote)Yes (also on optional remote)Yes (also on remote)
Memory CapacityNoneSave up to 99 drills, from 1 to 7 shots each.Virtually unlimited memory. 6Gb storage included on supplied tablet and can be extended with Micro SD (TF) card.
Pre-Programmed DrillsNone20, can be modified or replaced.20, can be modified or deleted.
Drill SequencingNo NoYes (Sequences)
Drill VideosNoNoYes, for pre-programmed drills.
Drill OrderingNoNumerical only.Any way the user wants. Each drill can have a custom name and order can be changed.
Mirror FunctionNoNoYes-used to make drills run correctly for either right or left handed players, or quickly create a new drill variation.
Miscellaneous Controller FunctionsNoneNoneSoftware interface offers top & side view diagrams and text description of each drill; direct email customer support; virtual updates to fix bugs and add features; manual viewable on tablet; restore factory drills; and share drills & messages with Facebook friends.
Serve DelayNoNoYes-drills that begin with a serve have a short delay added at start of each repetition to simulate the pause at the start of a point in a real game.
Serve Number & OrderNoneNone1, 2, or 3-if 2 or 3 serves are designated, robot will alternate serves to start each drill repetition; if Type Random is on, robot randomizes the serves.
Random SettingsYes, 3 types-Scatter, which scatters shots within a 20 cm radius of a selected point; Place, which randomly delivers a shot to 2 or more selected points; and Scatter+Place, which combines these two random modes.Yes, 3 types-Scatter, which scatters shots within a 20 cm radius of a selected point; Place, which randomly delivers a shot to 2 or more selected points; and Scatter+Place, which combines these two random modes.Yes, 7 types-Scatter, which scatters shots within a 20 cm radius of a selected point; Place, which randomly delivers a shot to 2 or more selected points; and Type, to throw balls with random spin, speed, and height. You can also combine any of the modes: Scatter+Place, Scatter+Type, Place+Type, and Scatter+Place+Type.
Ball Frequency11~100 Balls Per Minute1~100 Balls Per Minute5~120 Balls Per Minute
Frequency StepsVariable-control knob has no discernable steps, but does have 8 indicator marks.100115
Frequency CustomizationNoneAutomatic Frequency Control (AFC) provides automatic, more natural timing between shots of varying speed and spin.Individual Frequency Control (IFC) allows you to individually adjust timing between two programmed balls.
Stopping Ball DeliveryTurn knob on controller to off position.Button press on controller or remote. Also Cycle can stop/start play automatically.Button press on remote or controller. Also Cycle can stop/start play automatically.
Interval TrainingNoYes. Cycle pauses and then restarts play automatically. Play period can be set to 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, or 90 seconds. Pause period can be set to 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 seconds.Yes. Cycle pauses and then restarts play automatically. Quickset options for 20/40/60/80 second play periods with break period automatically set to ½ of the play period. Custom play/break periods can be set from 10-90 seconds for play and 10-50 seconds for break.
# & Type of WheelsThree 4" foam.Three 4" foam.Three 4" foam.
Spin TypesTopspin, backspin, left sidespin, right sidespin, top/left spin, top/right spin, back/left spin, back/right spin, no spin.Topspin, backspin, left sidespin, right sidespin, top/left spin, top/right spin, back/left spin, back/right spin, no spin.Topspin, backspin, left sidespin, right sidespin, top/left spin, top/right spin, back/left spin, back/right spin, no spin.
Spin Amount Steps6 for topspin, 4 for backspin, sidespin has variable control knob with no discernable steps, but 4 indicators.6 for topspin, 4 for backspin, 5 for right sidespin, 5 for left sidespin.7 for topspin, 5 for backspin, 6 for right sidespin, 6 for left sidespin.
Speed/Spin Range@ 50/50 to 100/0@ 50/50 to 100/0@ 10/90 to 100/0
How does wheel speed determine spin type & speed/spin ratio?Speed of 3 wheels relative to each other, forward spinning only.Speed of 3 wheels relative to each other, forward spinning only.Speed and direction of wheels relative to each other, forward and backward spinning.
Ball Speed Steps222125
Shot TypesCounter, fast loop, push, chop, lob, serve, dead block, flat kill, smash.Counter, fast loop, push, chop, lob, serve, dead block, flat kill, smash.Counter, fast loop, slow loop, push, chop, lob, serve, dead block, flat kill, smash, heavy chop, heavy serve.
Oscillation StepsVariable-control knob does not have discernable steps, but has 9 indicator marks.1717
Osc. MovementDeflector plate; permits very quick left/right placementsDeflector plate; permits very quick left/right placementsDeflector plate; permits very quick left/right placements
Elevation StepsApproximately 108 with 9 indicator marks.154 (19 indicators)154 (154 indicators)
Elev. MovementDeflector plate; permits very quick up/down placementsDeflector plate; permits very quick up/down placementsDeflector plate; permits very quick up/down placements
Rot. MovementN/A (no head rotation)N/A (no head rotation)N/A (no head rotation)
Silent ModeYes, there are no fans, and motors stop when ball delivery stops.Yes, there are no fans, and motors stop when ball delivery stops.Yes, there are no fans, and motors stop when ball delivery stops.
Power SupplyExternal wall wart with Euro power cord & US plug adapter. Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz; Output: 24V, 3A.External wall wart with Euro power cord & US plug adapter. Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz; Output: 24V, 3A.External wall wart with Euro power cord & US plug adapter. Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz; Output: 24V, 3A.
Ball Projection HeightAdjustable-8", 9.5", 11", & 12.5" above table surface.Adjustable-8", 9.5", 11", & 12.5" above table surface.Adjustable-8", 9.5", 11", & 12.5" above table surface.
Poly/Celluloid Ball?Poly or celluloidPoly or celluloidPoly or celluloid
Table Thickness Adjustable?Yes, rubber tips screw/unscrew to accommodate table thickness from 3/8" to 1" (9mm to 25mm)Yes, rubber tips screw/unscrew to accommodate table thickness from ⅜" to 1" (9mm to 25mm)Yes, rubber tips screw/unscrew to accommodate table thickness from 3/8" to 1" (9mm to 25mm)
Ball Recycling NetYesYesYes
Side Net AttachmentRubber band slips over table-net bracket and around table-net clamp screw. Small end of side net tapers to a point.Rubber band slips over table-net bracket and around table-net clamp screw. Small end of side net tapers to a point.Rubber band slips over table-net bracket and around table-net clamp screw. Small end of side net tapers to a point.
Robot Dimensions, Unfolded62"W x 33.75"H x 63"D62"W x 33.75"H x 63"D62"W x 33.75"H x 63"D
Robot Dimensions, Folded9.5"W x 31"H x 12.75"D9.5"W x 31"H x 12.75"D9.5"W x 31"H x 12.75"D
Weight, Net/Gross19.3 lb/23.1 lb.*19.2 lb./23.0 lb.*20.2 lb./24.0 lb.*
Printed Manuals1-Owner's Manual in English, German, and French (detailed).1-Owner's Manual in English, German, and French (detailed).1-Owner's Manual in English, German, and French (detailed). Manual can also be displayed on tablet.
Carry/Storage BagYes-freeYes-freeYes-free
Spare Parts/Tools IncludedRubber bands for side nets, Wheel Adjustment Gauge, 2mm & 4mm Hex Wrenches (for replacing & adjusting wheels).Rubber bands for side nets, Wheel Adjustment Gauge, 2mm & 4mm Hex Wrenches (for replacing & adjusting wheels).Rubber bands for side nets, Wheel Adjustment Gauge, 2mm & 4mm Hex Wrenches (for replacing & adjusting wheels).
UpgradeableYes, to ExpertYes, to PrimeNo
Manufacturer Warranty2 years + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee2 years + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee2 years + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee
Country of OriginHungary, except carry case & power supply, which are from China.Hungary, except carry case & power supply, which are from China.Hungary, except carry case, power supply, & tablet which are from China.
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