Running robots sprint for the win

Fifteen bipedal robots take part in the athletic meet organized by a local hobby robot shop.

Running robots
AFP Photo/Toru Yamanaka

Just as the Beijing Olympics were winding down, radio-controlled robots were going head-to-head in a sports event of their own--the annual Robot Athletic Meet in Tokyo's Akihabara district, which is known as a hub for anime and gadgets. In the photo above, two bots compete in a 2-meter dash. Fifteen bipedal robots took part in last weekend's athletic meet, which was organized by Tsukumo, a maker of robot kits and products.

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