They are adorable and sound good too! Chibisan-Kkun
won the Gold Medal for Musical Art-Bot.
Another unique piece was from a Brazilian artist
named Marcio Nehrebecki. It was an old man robot
named “Grandpa” made of wood (Figure 11). Other
oddities (Figure 12) included basketball playing robots,
soccer playing robots, kung-fu robots, and just plain robot
works of art (Figure 13). At the end of Saturday, we were
exhausted, but had one more day to go.
On Sunday, I only had one event to judge: the Walker
Challenge. This is Nick Donaldson’s event; you know, the
guy with a monkey on his shoulder. Nick was busy with
BattleBots™so the Gold was up for grabs. The Walker
Challenge involves four or six legged robots (hexapods)
navigating over one meter of rubble.
After piling up the debris and offering the contestants
an opportunity to practice, the event got going. There were
four robots entered, but only three showed up: two teams
from France, and one
from Egypt. The Bronze
medal went to Crabot
which didn’t even get
off the starting line.
from France) came in
second for the Silver,
moving 49 inches through the rubble. Finally, Egypt came in
first (Gold), navigating 66 inches through the rubble
According to Bob Allen who runs the Fire Fighting
competition (where robots roam model rooms and
extinguish “fires” which are actually candles), there were 24
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