World’s First Robot Marathon Competition

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Japanese robot company Vstone and Osaka Institute of Technology declared the first full robot marathon in the world at a recent conference. The robot marathon competition was scheduled to start on February 24 in Osaka, western Japan. The competition was held with the attendance of small robots, including three two-legged androids and one-wheeled unit. These robots will have four days to complete in the full 42-kilometer racing competition. In order to overcome the marathon, these contestants will have to run around a 100-meter course as many as 422 times. During the competition, these robots will be allowed to change battery and repair if needed. They will come back the race only when they can stand up on their own. Let’s see first impressive images of the competition through  the photos as follows:


The robot competition is being held by local authorities and a local robotic firm.

The robot competition is held by local authorities and a local robotic firm.


These two-legged participants will complete their racing competition on an indoor track.

These two-legged participants will complete their racing competition on an indoor track.

 

The race started on Thursday, February 24 and is expected to last through Sunday.


Two robots complete in the first Robot Marathon in Osaka, Japan. These robots are first practiced in front of a camera before the competition.

Two robots compete in the first Robot Marathon in Osaka, Japan. These robots are first practiced in front of a camera before the competition.


The competition might not as interesting as a ballet or a soccer game, but it can help test the machines’ durability and maneuverability as well.

The competition might not be as interesting as a ballet or a soccer game, but it can help test the machines’ durability and maneuverability as well.

 

The competition shows the desire of Japan to make the robot marathon become an international event in the future.

 

The competition participated by robots is named as the first robot marathon competition in the world.


Survivors of the nonstop race will reach the finish line on February on February 27.

Survivors of the nonstop race will reach the finish line on February 27.


It is reported that all four robots were created by the Osaka Institute of Technology and a robot company named Vstone.

It is reported that all four robots were created by the Osaka Institute of Technology and a robot company named Vstone.

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/02/26