Five robots are racing around a room in Osaka, Japan, in what organizers call the world's first robot marathon.
The robots, entered by companies and universities, will complete a 26.2-mile marathon course by making 423 circuits of a track in a room in Osaka, CNET reports.
Robots that fall over will have to get back up on their own, but human pit crews can recharge batteries, according to CNET. Toughness rather than speed will determine a winner among the foot-tall robots, the report says.
The event, dubbed Robomarafull, is organized by robot maker Vstone and local government officials.
Do you want to watch? The event is being streamed live on Ustream.
they call that a race? at that rate the first one will cross the finish at the turn of the millenia. good times.
Lol ,just Noticed Lukes comment ...cracked me up !!
@raven hi. You've thrown in a few good ones yourself.
Hi Cesar! So have you !Hows it goin ?
I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
Is Ken Jennings here ?
lol@leeintulsa, or is that your REAL name ?
@raven, are you talking to me, I'm the only one here. Love that famous old line. You made me remember. It's going good. Weekend usually a good thing.
@lena, ewwwwww, gross. Get some Lysol, quick.
That would be cool if they had a robot that just made little ceaser pizzas all day, what would be cooler is if the pizzas were FREE ....
Reminds me of the episode on southpark when cartman pretended to be a robot and mailed hisself to butter just to ridiculas for belief! Hahaha