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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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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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