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2008-03-24 11:10:00

It's not everyday that you can see a karate-bot fight a chicken, even in Japan, which is home to 40 percent of the world's robots. But every year, a stadium in Tokyo fills with applause for these bipedal humanoids. Robo-One is a robot competition which has been held since 2002. The robots are controlled by participants and are generally built using sheet metal or aluminum and have RC Servos as actuators. The robots generally have some type of micro controller to which the participant uses to...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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