Japan's Robots Slug It Out To Win Championship

By Meera Dolasia on December 3, 2007

Japan's twelfth Robo-One championship match, where two-legged robots poke at each other, throw balloons and even sing to try win the world championship, took place on Saturday, December 2nd.

Twenty-one robots made it to the finals. To win the title of the world's strongest two-legged robot, the competitors need to be able to keep their balance, while punching and dodging blows and get up when pushed down.

The robots, which are all built by amateurs (people who do it for a hobby), are taught their moves by children, homemakers and robot fans all over the world. One robot was even programmed to sing, We wish you a Merry Christmas - unfortunately after his performance, a penguin robot toppled him - but the spectators loved the show.

Japan creates almost forty percent of the robots in the world and it is a popular but expensive hobby for a lot of amateurs.  The cost of developing these robots is so high that most companies have abandoned the effort to manufacture them, so its left to amateurs and competitions like these to produce better and stronger robots.

Sources: reuters, guardian.co.uk

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  • bb188941
    bb188941Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 5:51 pm
    I know riht
    • 10039744
      10039744Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5:26 am
      wow so cool
      • La-De-Da!Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12:11 pm
        I remember that! My robot won against the red.
        • 22 jumstreetMonday, December 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm
          i thought it was ok
          • RigaMonday, November 24, 2014 at 11:07 am
            AWSOME!
            • ASDDSAMonday, November 3, 2014 at 1:10 pm
              GIMME GIMMI the RED ONE!
              • RazorMonday, October 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm
                Sweet
                • pstrikeforce96
                  pstrikeforce96Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:01 am
                  its cool, wish i had one of them]
                  • tim0706
                    tim0706Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm
                    cool and awesome.
                    • bbbuuuttttttThursday, September 4, 2014 at 5:23 am
                      nice

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