It's Hard Work, But Somebody's Got To Do It

Originally uploaded by Tempusmaster.

The support staff at any robot event have to work under tremendous pressure and stress, and seldom get a chance to take a break and watch the action.

These two staff members at the Kyosho Athlete Humanoid Cup robot competition were no exception. Each robot had to have special transponders installed in their feet to measure the exact hundredth of a second when they crossed the finish line. We figure there were about 24 entries, running in 4 or 5 heats, with 2 legs each, then double that since the transponders had to be installed then removed for each heat.

It's a real tribute to their dedication, skill and quality that the whole event came off smoothly with barely a hitch or even minor schedule delay.

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