Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Robot to Run Marathon

Harry, described as a "robot on wheels", could join an estimated 800 runners for the Stevenage half marathon being held on November 6.

Organisers are speaking to their insurance company to see if Harry the Robot can take part.

If given the go ahead Harry would 'run' behind the man who designed him, Professor Kevin Warwick from the University of Reading.

But added he still needed to check the course to make sure it is flat enough for Harry, with no bollards or other obstructions.

The professor said he wanted "to show the world that a robot can do something like this" and agreed he would like see the UK beat other countries and design the world's first robot to successfully complete a half marathon.

They should run a robot in front of the professor to chase away those bollards.
I wonder if Harry needs to take a drug test.

The Stevenage Herald - part of Herts24


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