by simon baird
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
I recently commented that robot fighting was going to be really cool in a couple of years. I was SO WRONG!!!! Robot fighting is cool NOW!!!!!!! The new champion of the world is called OmniZero.2. He's the little red guy who floats like a butterfly. Check out the moves he has: the body slam, the reverse body slam, the crouching jab, the double windmill. About half way in there's an AWESOME grapple and throw. Then he takes on a robot that's about twice his size. Here is the direct link to the video at Google Video.
This footage is from Robo-One 9, held in Tokyo on 18-19 March. This video was created by a Japanese site robot-fan.net, see here. There is some pretty good coverage of Robo-One in English at robots-dreams.com, including video of the free-for-all rumble with all the top robots.
This article was picked up by The Raw Feed! Welcome fellow readers of The Raw Feed. :) Also it made it to Engadget who picked it up off The Raw Feed. Also mentioned on Techeblog, OhMyGizmo, a City of Heros forum...
Despite being the crowd favourite and the winner of the tech demo category, OmniZero.2 actually didn't win the combat tournament.
The clip (but not this post) made the front page of digg.