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Sumo Robots, FIGHT!

Sumo Robots, FIGHT!
While we await our own downfall in the inevitable robopocalypse, at least we can pit robots against each other and make them fight. More wine! If you like to watch robot battles, YouTuber Robert McGregor put together a great compilation video of Japanese sumo robot fights. These bots have one simple objective: to push their opponents out of the ring.

Roombas Only Clean Houses to Support Their Sumo Wrestling Careers

Roombas Only Clean Houses to Support Their Sumo Wrestling Careers
That’s right, by day Roombas are just plain ol’ cleaners, but at night, they sneak off to Lithuania and compete in underground sumo competitions. Okay actually the 2009 Baltic Robot Sumo Cup wasn’t illegal; in fact it was sponsored by major robotics companies like iRobot and ABB.
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This Robot Uses Pencil Erasers as Bumpers

This Robot Uses Pencil Erasers as Bumpers
This is a pretty sweet autonomous robot that employs pencil erasers as bumpers. It’s called No. 2, Champion Autonomous Mini-Sumo Robot (a name that just rolls off the tongue, no?) It was made by David Cook (not the American Idol winner, though, it’s a different David Cook.)
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