One by one the
fighters strut into the Korakuen stadium hall in Tokyo, accompanied by
But this is no normal wrestling match —
the contenders are diminutive humanoid robots built and controlled by
participants in the twice-yearly Robo-One Championships.
In the featherweight division,
“Automo03-Sandan” — a robot dressed in karate gear — is no match for
“Leghorn,” a chicken-like robot known for its vicious “Chicken Chop”
martial art moves.
children have all been brought up watching animation and there is a lot
of interest in robot battles, so this Robo-One competition is all about
making this a reality,” said Robo-One committee Chairman Terukazu
Japan’s warrior robots
come in all shapes. From medieval princes to cubic robots, 112 of them
entered the two-day tournament. By Sunday, the final day, 45 remained
standing among the heavyweights and featherweights.
people say that South Korea’s technology is unsatisfactory, but I would
like to show … that South Korea’s robot technology is doing really
well by continuing to participate in robot competitions and walking
shoulder to shoulder with Japan’s teams until we develop our technology
and do even better,” he said.
“It is a good
chance to see Japan’s advanced robot technology,” Jeon Young Sun, an
engineer, told Reuters.
I don’t know what’s blowing my mind more, the fact there’s there’s seriously a robot fight league in Tokyo where the combatants have to be humanoid and thus awesome (fuck those R/C boxes from crap like Battle Bots) or that there is actually is a real Robot Chicken now, and he’s kind of an asskicker. Has Seth Green been informed? (Via Gamma Squad)