The Halting Point

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Robo One....or.....why the Japanese rock.

The Japanese have been world leaders in robot fighting technology from day one. What was conceived as a work of fiction in the roots of anime history has materialized into a real live competition that is seeking to live up to the fantasties created by the likes of Gundam, Robotech, Neon Genesis Evangelion and the countless other giant robot anime titles that exist.

The Robo One competition, which started off with simple robots fighting on a table is now bringing the conflict into space. As shown in the video below, the robots are launched into space and when the round starts, they are "ejected" on tether's from the central fighting satellite. Each tether has a sensor embedded in it that can detect when a robot has been pushed to the end of its ether, like when one robot punches the ever-loving shit out of another.

I embedded the video below, but that doesn't really do it justice.....you need to watch this full screen because thats how cool giant robots fighting in space are. So please click on the link below to go to the video's page and then select the full screen option for the true viewing "experience". Or something.



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