This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Robovie-PC Wins First Robot Marathon (At a Very Slow Pace)

by Range

Ah, marathons. It seems that robots are now taking up the task of running them for us. The winner of the first robot marathon is a small robot called Robovie-PC.

robovie marathon robot japan race mini humanoid

Yep, it was a real marathon, not a mini-marathon, and definitely not this.  There were five robots running a 330-foot track for the Vstone Robot Marathon [JP]. They had to run this over 400  times to complete a full marathon. The race was a full 26.2 miles long, but the guys over at PlasticPals point out that in robot scale (1/4.5 scale), they would have actually run closer to 118 miles in human scale.

robot marathon robovie japan mini humanoid race

The mini humanoid Robovie-PC stands about 16 inches tall and weighs 53 pounds. It has a total of 20 joints. Robovie-PC beat his closest opponent by just a second. It took him 55 hours to complete the marathon. His average speed was less than 0.5 mph. I guess there’s not danger of robots winning any real marathons soon.

[via Yahoo!News [JP] via PlasticPals]

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Freewrite Digital Typewriter 1 Million Dots Air Jordan XXXI 95octane logo
Review: 2016 GMC Canyon SLE Diesel First Drive Review: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Alfa Romeo May Kill 4C by 2020: NOOOOOOOOOOOO BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition mightymega logo
Mezco Toyz 2016 SDCC One:12 Collective Sneak Peek What Was Cut from Rey’s Vision in The Force Awakens? Slimer the Hutt Is Simply Perfect Hot Toys Star Wars VII Rey Resistance 1/6 Scale Action Figure