Robot Sumo is lightening fast in Japan (Video)

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Japanese robot sumo is so fast, and so powerful, that literally if you blink even for a micro-second you will miss all the action.

Take a look (and don’t blink) at the two videos below taken on Saturday at the Kanto Regional Robot Sumo competition to see what we mean.

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  1. Wow, that IS fast.
    I’d like to see robot sumo is a regulation-size fighting area.

  2. Dylan Smith

    Hey! I saw an antenna they aren’t autonomous their just RC cards!

  3. Dylan,
    Japanese robot sumo has two categories. One is RC controlled and the other category is completely autonomous. Even the RC robots have a lot of autonomous AI built in, just like modern fighter planes/

  4. what kind of motors are used there ?

  5. Most of the Japanese sumo robot builders use Maxon motors. They’re expensive, but the performance and durability is the best on the market.

  6. DarK_AlximiK

    We use maxon motors, and our robots doesn’t go so fast, we us around 20 volts.

  7. So which type are those in the video the Rc or the autonomous?

  8. @Jerry: The robots in both of the videos in this post are R/C controlled, but they have a lot of sensors and autonomous routines onboard to make lightening fast decisions about where and when to attack.


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