Enter The Ring Of Japanese Robot Sumo Wrestling

Enter The Ring Of Japanese Robot Sumo Wresting

You’ll have seen Robot Wars. But have you witnessed Japanese robot sumo wrestling?

Well, in Japan they condense the idea into a small sumo ring and have robots battle it out for supremacy. Japanese robot sumo wrestling is incredibly fast – “blink and you’ll miss it” type of fast. But unlike Robot Wars, humans are no longer in control once the fight starts.

Each robot acts on “pre-programmed behaviours”. It’s survival of the fittest but with Japanese sumo wrestler robots, basically. The video below shows a compilation of matches. If Morpheus and Neo were robots, this is how they’d fight.

(via kottke.org and @domyates)

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