February 28, 2011

First Robot Marathon Completed

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Last Thursday, February 24, the first robot marathon began in Western Japan. Organized by robot technology firm Vstone Co., in cooperation with Osaka, five 2-legged bots had to complete 422 laps around a 110-yard indoor track. That equals out to 26 miles. The "Robo Mara Full" race found the winner to be Vstone's "Robovie-PC" on the 27th, the first day of the human Tokyo marathon. He completed his walk in 54 hours, 57 minutes and 50.26 seconds. The group is hoping that the event will go worldwide yearly, but we think it might be a good idea to get them outside first.

Via BBC

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at February 28, 2011 11:53 AM
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