Remember those scenes in the "I, Robot" movie with Will Smith running through row after row after row of identical robots? Think it was just science fiction? Think again. . .
The three day series Robo-One competitions starts here in Tokyo on Friday (March 17th), so we've been scouring the blogs and websites trying to catch a glimpse of what might show up in the ring once the contests kick off.
We've seen a clues that lead us to believe that some new, awesome, and creative robots will enter the ring. We've seen modified Robonova-1's, KHR-1's with new sensors, one poor robot that took a 5 meter header onto the floor and was wrapped in bandages, vacuum formed robot skins/shells, new fighting routines being tested out, some robots disguised as mythical Japanese animals - and even one made up to play the role of an ancient Japanese goddess.
And, when we visited the SK-PANG weblog, we saw a robot army being prepared for battle:
This is going to be a fun three days. Of course, we'll be posting photos, videos, and our observations here on Robots Dreams.