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The 2010 Humanoid Olympics

The 2010 Humanoid Olympics is a proposal that china has recently made, to hold an Olympic games in which only robots can compete.

The games will take place in the city of Harbin, a city well known for its Institute of Technology - in the north of China. The games are going to be held in 2010, however the organisers have not yet released a specific date, as they are still looking for sponsors for the event.
Humanoid Robots

All the robots who enter must Resemble Humans - this means that they must have two arms and two legs. Wheels are banned form the competition.

The organisers are expecting over 100 universities to enter robots into the games.

The only current major competition for the games is from RoboGames. RoboGames also hold sports events for robots. The next RoboGames will take place in California in early April 2010.

Currently there is a huge amount of growth in the robot industry. Honda's ASIMO used to be the only major humanoid robot a few years ago; however now Toyota have released a new robot which can run at 7km/h, the speed of a small child - much faster than ASIMO.

The 2010 Chinese Humanoid Olympics looks like it is going to be fantastic for robot developers, spectators and robots.

Link: ASMIO

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date posted: 4th December 2009

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