Since the Spring ROBO-ONE competition was canceled in the aftermath of the earthquake, we decided to go back and repost highlights from some of the past competitions. What we found was pretty surprising, even for us.
The performance level of some of the early robots was considerably better than we expected. In some cases it was on parr, or even exceeded, many of the robots currently on the scene.
Turning the clock back five years, the Spring ROBO-ONE 2006 competition, held in Tokyo, featured humanoid robots like Orange Chaser: