Japanese sumo robots

Robot sumo wrestling has been around for years, but the best-of video compilation is quite an eye-opener for the uninitiated. These robots are fast, furious and brutal.

Most of the matches last mere seconds. There are quite a few different strategies involved, whether it’s using a scoop-like shovel, employing arm extensions or just engaging in simple brute-force shoving.

There are two main types of sumo robots: pre-programmed autonomous bots and radio-controlled bots that rely on a human pilot. Either way, these plucky robots pack a lot of entertainment value into their short matches.

[Via: cnet.com]

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