Watching the humanoid battles at RoboGames 2008 yesterday we noticed how impressive the larger, higher torque designs are for the crowd. The Robit team from Korea, with their 4+ kg bots, along with Zog and Oro from Farrell Robotics, put on a great, and very realistic show.
With that in mind, we wanted to remind everyone that it isn't just power. Speed, technique, and especially strategy, play a huge part in determining who wins. Take, for example, the RT Corp exhibition match (April, 2008), between Seega and Shiranuhi.
Although Shiranuhi is a well known ROBO-ONE champion, created and piloted by Dr. GIY, and totally out-powered/out-weighed the smaller Seega, the results showed how technique, strategy, and the will to win can succeed in the end.