This can be a difficult kind of contest for autonomous robots: There aren’t fiducial markings any walls, or a line across the border of the fight stage. All detectors must be set up on the bodies of the robots, so overhead cameras weren’t enabled. Use an outside computer for control and challengers were permitted to connect with their robots, but everything was completely independent.
The Robo-One Tournament: The Closest We’re Going To Get To Robot Karate
Robots, robots, robots! This week in robotic sports, we have the results of Japan’s robot fighting tournament, Robo-One.
Unlike other robot fighting tournaments (like Robot Wars), all of the Robo-One contestants are humanoid and the goal is to knock down your opponent rather than destroy them. This makes the competition less of a robotic cage-match and more a dignified display of the robotic martial arts.
This Japanese Tiny Robot Battle Arena is Brutal and Adorable
LEOMINSTER — Learning to build and compete with an 18-cubic-inch robot made of brushed metal and plastic levers does more than teach one middle school robotics team the fundamentals of engineering.
It also provides a timely lesson in international diplomacy. That’s because Leominster Youth Robotics 549C Robo Mayhem Team is, for the second consecutive year, headed to Louisville, Kentucky, for a world championship robotics tournament sponsored by VEX Robotics.