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Chinese Humanoid Robot Olympics Begins

On the 4th of December 2009 I wrote an article about The 2010 Humanoid Olympics. Well here we are half way through the year, and the Olympics has started!

 So, quick refresh, in 2009 China proposed a robot Olympics. The competing robots had to be built in human form, so that means two arms, two legs and a head. They also had to be less than 60cm long.

The games took place in the city of Harbin, which is in the north of China some distance away from the capital Beijing, where the actual Olympics took place two years ago.

The events include some similar to the pervious Olympics, such as sprinting and boxing. However the robots had to compete in other, more obscure events, like walking, dancing and kung-fu.

Nineteen international teams travelled to northern China to enter their robots to compete in the seventeen different events. The games ran for a total of three days, and at the end the winners will be awarded their silverware, some of which is made of Lego!

Robot Dancing

If I had been in China within the last week, I recon I could have had a lot of fun watching this strange Olympics, but unfortunately I wasn't. Hopefully this will spark enthusiasm around the world, and the robot Olympics could become a more regular event!

Links: ASMIO - The 2010 Humanoid Olympics

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date posted: 25th January 2010

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