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Sumo robots throw down in first unique Japanese tournament

Remote controlled and autonomous sumo robot competitors threw down in a unique tournament over the weekend
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Dec 15, 2014 4:21 pm

The Fujisoft-organized annual robot sumo competition occurred over the weekend in Japan, and featured remote-controlled and autonomous robotic sumo bots throwing down. The event hosted in Tokyo featured teams from 10 different countries, and continually grows in popularity.




The Mirai Robo Koken team from a Japanese high school won the radio-controlled portion of the event, which featured 10 different robots. Operators used remote controls to help guide their respective robots in the sumo tournament.


The Robotu Skola team from Latvia capturing the autonomous tournament - featuring 31 different robotic sumo models. Autonomous sumo robots were required to use pre-programmed movements to help find rival robots and push them out of a small ring.


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