If any of our readers plan to attend the International Robot Exhibition (IREX) at the Big Sight convention complex here in Tokyo at the end of the month, we'd like to suggest that Saturday, December 1st, might be the perfect day. The ROBO-ONE organization will be staging a special "Grand Championship Competition" starting from 11:00 am and continuing throughout the day until the final awards ceremony scheduled for 4:00 pm.
Robots selected to compete include 24 of the top ROBO-ONE competitors including King Kizer, Y.G. Shiranui, Aerobattler, Arisu, Chrome Kid, ivre, Metallic Fighter, Dynamizer, Retro, ... the list reads like a "Who's Who" of humanoid robots. For some reason, we're not sure why, according to the official press release this is not part of the regular competition or Grand Prix cycle of events - it's not even shown on the ROBO-ONE Grand Prix website. Nevertheless, it should be a rare opportunity to see the best of the best in action. We know we'll be there.