Robovie-PC Wins World's First Robot Marathon

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The world’s first robot marathon, which was started on Friday in Osaka, Japan, ended on Sunday evening, with mini humanoid Robovie PC emerging as the winner. Mini humanoid Robovie-PC stands 40cm tall, weighs 24.kg, and has 20 joints.

A group of five robots ran around a 100m long course exactly 421 times plus another 95m to complete a full marathon (42.195km). Robovie-PC beat his closest rival by “just a second” (yeah, right – see pic below). He completed the marathon after about 55 hours of running.

Organizer Vstone says the average speed of all participants was 0.77 km/h.

The company also said that it plans to bring the robo marathon to other countries in the future.

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