Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Robot clash reveals cultural divide

This is an interesting observation by BBC news:

It takes a lot of human sweat and toil to get robot athletes ready for Olympic-class competition, as Clark Boyd found out at the first international Robolympics in San Francisco at the weekend.

The robo-athletes in San Francisco came in all shapes and sizes. And they came from 11 different nations, including Japan, Germany and Canada.

The competitions seemed to break down along cultural lines. The Japanese robots reigned supreme when it came to sumo-wrestling, while the European teams showed off their skills on the football pitch.

As for the American machines, they specialised in demolishing the living hell out of each other in one-on-one robot combat.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Robot clash reveals cultural divide


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