Sunday, February 27, 2011

Robot Marathon Held in Japan

This is pretty funny! In Japan, a robot marathon race started last Thursday and just finished running a few moments ago. Take time to watch the videos below. They are definitely worth a few laughs.

But, now, I'd like to be the first to announce the winner to the English press. 

Ladies and gentlemen... The winner is.... er, this dude....

Heck, what's his name? I don't know. Let's just call him "Mr. We Love Osaka Dude." He's, er,... she's, it's the winner of the world's first robot marathon ever held and it's was an exciting race!

Omedetou gozaimasu! (Congratulations!)

National Post Reports:

Robot Marathon Ran in Osaka

A group of knee-high androids have crossed the starting line in Osaka, Japan for the first ever robot marathon, reported the BBC. The race, which started on Thursday, is expected to take about four days and will require 423 laps around an indoor track. The rules are as follows: bot operators are allowed to change robots' batteries and motors during the race, but they can't pick them up if they fall over - the droids must right themselves.

Since I enjoy British humor a lot, here two funny takes by the Brits on the festivities. Enjoy!

If you are crazy about Japanese Robots

Also thanks to Japan Today


Ira Hata said...

Brings back memories of our childhood...


Guy Jean said...

If you think this is funny, just wait till a couple of these "robo-dudes" are "patting you down" and asking to see your papers as you leave Ginza Tanaka, or checking your passport at the airport and not letting you into the country because "IT DOES NOT COMPUTE!!" Effing hilarious, that'll be, eh!