What: Dekinnoka! Robot Pro-Wrestling
When: September 25, 2010 - 15:30 to 19:00
Where: Kondo RoboSpot Facility - Akihabara
Why: Because it's an absolute blast!
Comments: I plan to arrive early and stay late. The Kondo RoboSpot facility is fairly small so space is always at a premium.
Even though they had no direction communication, and didn't even know the other group existed, avid robot builders in Japan and the US have started playing some serious, and very similar, robot combat games. Looks like it will all come to a head with face to face shoot-outs at RoboGames 2011.
’Robot Survival Game Robot Design (Video)’ continues
All of us have seen the smashing, crashing combat robots, the kung fu fighting humanoids, the unique and sometimes crazy artbots, but what few people stop to realize is that behind everyone of of those robot creations is a dedicated, often passionate, robot builder.
Trossen Robotics, a big supporter of the robot community worldwide, definitely appreciates and values all the builders that make the sport what it is today, and what it can become tomorrow.
To share some of the background, insight, and perspective of those passionate robot builders, at least those that were lucky enough to make it to RoboGames 2010, Trossen commissioned an excellent documentary video short. We highly recommend it. If you have never had the opportunity to attend RoboGames, then the Robot Pioneers video will probably inspire you to get involved in robotics at some level, perhaps even to join us at RoboGames 2011. Even if you've participated in previous robot competitions, there's still a lot to be learned from these great robot pioneers.
Trossen Robotics Blog – Robot Pioneers Documentary post
Robert Oshler, the founding father of RobotsRule.com, just sent us a heads-up on the newest WowWee robot, the RoboScooper.
All we can say is “You gotta try it!”, especially if you like robots, puzzles, and adventure games. Check out Machinarium!
Super Robot Wars (Taisen) NEO for the Wii hits store shelves here at the end of the month, just before Halloween, and from the television commercials (see below) we’ve seen so far it looks pretty cool. Looks like we’ll get a real workout with our Wii controller.