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  • Panasonic’s EVOLTA Mini Robot Finishes Hawaii Ironman Triathlon

    Panasonic’s EVOLTA Mini Robot Finishes Hawaii Ironman Triathlon

    He hoisted himself up a 500 meter-cliff at Grand Canyon, did his magic on the Le Mans 24 circuit in France, and traveled 500KM from Tokyo to Kyoto last year And now, he completed the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii, too. We covered Panasonic’s plan to let its EVOLTA battery-powered mini robot start at the 230km race back in September, and now the company announced the little guy finished it… Read More

  • Video: Panasonic’s EVOLTA Mini-Robot To Start At The Hawaii Ironman Triathalon

    Video: Panasonic’s EVOLTA Mini-Robot To Start At The Hawaii Ironman Triathalon

    Panasonic sure knows how to promote their EVOLTA brand of rechargeable batteries: first, a cute mini robot powered by the batteries hoisted itself up a 500 meter-cliff at Grand Canyon, then an EVOLTA robot took on the Le Mans 24 circuit in France, before traveling 500KM from Tokyo to Kyoto last year. And now Panasonic announced [JP] plans to let the little guy start at the Ironman Triathlon… Read More

  • Panasonic's EVOLTA Mini Robot Finishes 500KM Journey From Tokyo To Kyoto

    Back in September, Panasonic announced an unusual publicity stunt: let a cute mini robot walk from Tokyo to Kyoto – powered solely by the company’s rechargeable EVOLTA batteries. The 1kg robot started the journey on September 23 in Tokyo, and today, Panasonic proudly announced the robot has arrived safely in Kyoto. Read More

  • Video: Panasonic's Mini Robot To Travel 500KM On Batteries

    When we showed you Panasonic’s new mini robot two weeks ago, we only had one good picture of him and no video. But today, the company held a special press conference in Tokyo where it showcased the little guy for the first time. To recap, the robot is supposed to start a 500km journey from Tokyo to Kyoto tomorrow – powered by Panasonic’s EVOLTA batteries. Read More

  • Mini Robot Powered By Panasonic EVOLTA Batteries To Travel 500KM

    Panasonic has apparently enjoyed quite a bit of success with its previous, rather unusual promotion campaigns for its EVOLTA batteries. In 2008, we blogged an EVOLTA-powered mini robot that climbed up a 500 meter high cliff at Grand Canyon. Then, in 2009, we’ve shown you how such a robot ran 24km on the famous Le Mans 24 Hours circuit in France (on 2 AA batteries). Read More

  • Panasonic robot runs 24km on two AA batteries, makes it into Guinness Book of World Records

    OK, Panasonic’s Evolta batteries are quite powerful, alright. A robot in a mini car powered by nothing more than two AA Evolta batteries completed five and a half laps on the famous Le Mans 24 Hours circuit in France. This means the little guy ran a distance of 23.7km before finally running out of juice. Read More

  • Video: Panasonic's battery-powered Evolta robot to tackle the Le Mans circuit

    Panasonic sure knows how to market their stuff. First the company made its cute Evolta robot hoist itself up a 500 meter-cliff at Grand Canyon last year to show off the power of the Evolta batteries. Now the little guy (Mr. Evolta) turned into a tricycling robot and is ready to take on [JP] the famous Le Mans 24 Hours circuit in France. Read More

  • Guinness certifies Panasonic's EVOLTA as the longest lasting AA alkaline battery cell

    I’m sure when Panasonic claimed that its EVOLTA AA batteries where the longest lasting on the market, you rolled your eyes. Right? ‘Cause how many times have you heard that pitch. Now Panasonic has a fancy certificate from the Guinness World Record folks to shove in the face of all the haters proving that its AA battery is alkaline battery cell in the world. Read More

  • Panasonic announces new Evolta super-batteries

    Yesterday Panasonic unveiled new rechargeable batteries in their Evolta series [JP], which clearly top existing products in terms of lifetime. In Japan, they will go on sale on October 1 (no word on availability outside this country yet). Users can supposedly recharge the nickel-metal hydride batteries up to 1,200 times, around 20% more than existing Evolta products and Sanyo’s… Read More