A robot named Ziggy challenges San Francisco 49ers kicker Joe Nedney to a field goal kickoff.
Ziggy prepares for battle
In a sports match-up pitting man versus machine, San Francisco 49ers kicker Joe Nedney went toe-to-toe Monday against Ziggy, a battle bot built by engineer Michael Worry, in a field goal kick-off challenge.
Normally, Ziggy is a combat robot, using his powerful arm to flip opponents and destroy them. From April 23-25, he will be going up against other destructive machines at RoboGames, the world's biggest open robot competition. Hardened for battle, Ziggy weighs 340 pounds and is covered in titanium armor.
The gold and silver RoboGames 2010 medals are shown off prior to the medal ceremony Monday morning. Many more medals will be handed out later this week during RoboGames, which will take place April 23-25 in San Mateo, Calif.