The 12th Robo-One Grand Championship took place in Japan over the weekend, featuring the best two-legged robots duking it out in boxing-style matches. Needless to say it was awesome as hell and I wish I could have been there. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots has never looked so lame after watching these little guys go at it. I'm already gathering supplies so I can build one for next year's competition. So far I have two empty cereal boxes and a pipe cleaner. It's a good start, but I think I'm going to need some tape.
A MUST SEE VIDEO AFTER THE PUNCH!
UPDATE: ADDED A COUPLE MORE VIDEOS OF OLDER COMPETITIONS.
Mr. Push is a trashcan robot that can tell jokes, roll dice, and beat himself in the head with his crablike legs. He was a contender in the Baka RoboCup 2007 competition, in which robots vie to be the least useful but most entertaining. Mr. Push did well, but didn't win. A c... / Continue →
That wasn't actually a joke. You get a zedonk. Half zebra, half ass, 100% honky-tonk-zedonk-a-donk. I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave! Woo-wee, shut my mouth, slap yo' gradma!
A zedonk, an unusual cross between a donkey and a zebra, is attracting attentio... / Continue →
This is an amazingly well-shot music video of a flamethrower vs. fire extinguisher battle for the Dancing Pigeon's 'Ritalin'. God, I can't even count how many of those things I put up my nose in college. ZERO -- MY BODY IS A TEMPLE! Of doom. Back me up, Indiana. Anyway, th... / Continue →