If you've been following Robo-One 12 vicariously on the Internet, welcome to the motherlode.
Robot Watch recently posted a smorgasbord of videos showcasing the best demos and battles from the recent bipedal robot competition in Japan, and they're all available right here, about a third of the way down the page.
If you don't want to do all that clicking and deciphering, here are some of the best clips of the lot. Mind you, I can't read Japanese, so I've offered my own personal interpretations of what the hell is going on in each video, as well as my best guess as to what each robot's name is. Or should be.
Unfortunately, YouTube apparently hasn't caught on in Japan yet, so all these videos are in Windows Media stream-o-vision format. Patience is a virtue when it comes to load times.
Note: Just imagine if these robots were 900 feet tall! W00t!
OmniZero.5: The Largening vs. Robo-David the Giant Robot Killah
> Watch the video, it's awesome
Electro-Gargamel vs. Smacky the Chicken
> Oh, now this you gotta see
Balloony the Balloon Head vs. XR-549306 (Techno-Scamp Form 2)
> This video is way rad
Raggedy AnnBot vs. Tha Hair-Joojer
> Watch this video, then slap five with your pal Geoff
CONFUSING ROBOT DEMOS
> Must. Shovel. Air.
> More handles than Samsonite
Gold Glove Jones
> Did you see that catch Gold Glove Jones made?
> Coming soon to a major sidewalk near you