Robo-Rider! I-sobot Copies Evel Knievel (Video)

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It had to happen sooner or later - i-SOBOT, the well known humanoid robot, has managed to go where no other humanoid robot would dare to go. He's riding a motorcycle!

Check out the video below!

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Tomy Committed to Retaining Smallest Humanoid Robot Title (Video)

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Continuing in its quest to retain the title of "World's Smallest Humanoid Robot", Takara/Tomy unveiled their latest micro robot creation, the "Robo-Q". Luckily we were on hand to watch the tiny robots in action, and capture the exclusive video footage below.

While purists may argue that Robo-Q isn't really a humanoid in the true sense of the word, we found them to be rather captivating and fun to play with. They look like robots, act like robots, and are as much fun to play with as robots - so why quibble?

We will say that they are surprisingly tiny - standing roughly 1.3 inches tall. Scheduled for commercial release in Japan early next year, the company expects the robots list price to be 3,500 yen (USD$35). Needless to say, we'll have some as soon as they hit the market. !8-D

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UK RoboSavvy Humanoid Event-Part 3 (Video)

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Not only can they sprint, the UK humanoids can also get down and dirty during a Kung Fu/ROBO-ONE style match in the ring. Check out the videos below for a glimpse of the action.

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UK RoboSavvy Humanoid Event-Part 2 (Video)

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Here are a couple Sprint competition videos posted by Vangos253 (Papacostantis on Robosavvy):

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UK RoboSavvy Humanoid Event-Part 1 (Video)

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Almost instantly after we mentioned that we would like to see some photos and videos from the UK humanoid event that was held last weekend, Orac pinged us with a pointer to the files. It looks like everyone had a fantastic time.

ROBO-ONE style robotics had definitely taken hold in the UK, which is extremely encouraging. Hopefully it will motivate some of the humanoid robot kit manufacturers to take the market and customers outside of Japan seriously.

We're going to post several of the videos from the event, which was organized by active UK based members of the popular RoboSavvy robot forums. To get things off to a good start, here's a highlight video put together by OraNova (BillB).

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i-SOBOT Plays William Tell (Video)

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Our friend Paxshikai is an i-SOBOT wizard without peer, and keeps coming up with new, surprising, and totally inventive, tricks and hacks for his favorite robot.

This time, bring back memories of William Tell and his son, Paxshiai has equipped his i-SOBOT with a crossbow and has it popping balloons off the head of a brave volunteer.

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