We mentioned in a previous post that after three days of intense robot battles, the competitors here in Japan like to relax with a nice meal, lots of beer, some sake, and several hours of additional robot rumble competitions. The March Hare, who runs the popular Robot-Fan website here in Japan, just posted a great […]
At the end of each Robo-One event, they usually stage a robot rumble where all the top robots vie with each other to push their competitiors out of the ring. This afternoon marked the end of three hectic days of Robo-One competitions, and, as usual, a really exciting and interesting robot rumble was staged.
Annlee Newitz referees a Roomba fight, with Simon Willison ready to catch the loser. Originally uploaded by Geodog.Who would have thought that some day we’d get our kicks by pitting vacuum cleaners against each other in the ring?
Not many of our readers will be in Tokyo just before Christmas, but just in case you are here on December 23rd, the 17th Annual All Japan Robot Sumo tournament will be held at the Kokugikan – the place where the real Sumo matches are held.
Here’s a robot video that I found interesting: As technology speeds forward, humans are beginning to imagine the day when robots will fill the roles promised to us in science fiction. But what should we be thinking about TODAY, as robots like military and delivery drones become a real part of our society? How should […]
BattroBorg 20 battling robots, the latest entry in Takara Tomy’s famous Omnibot robot toy series, was announced today in Tokyo. BattroBorg is a totally new product that is sure to immediately jump to the top of the “must have” list for anyone that enjoys robots. While they may bring to mind comparisons with the Rock Em […]
via www.youtube.com Get ready to rumble! The Science Channel will be airing the Killer Robots RoboGames 2011 special on Memorial Day. Be sure to let us know how it turns out, since it won’t be broadcast over here, at least not for a while.
Looks like Iwaki-san and our Robot Force friends down in Osaka had another a blast at RoboFight 11 on Saturday. RoboFight follows the basic ROBO-ONE guidlines and intent, but opens up the physical rules a bit to allow more players to participate. That results in some really fun, and delightful battles. Here are some of […]
After a long dry spell, we're happy to report that our all time favorite robot competition is back on the calendar, albeit with a few format changes. The 8th Wonderful Robot Carnival is scheduled for Sunday, July 11th at the TEPCO Electric Power Historical Museum near JR Kawasaki Station. Here's a video montage of photos […]