Archive for August 28th, 2007

4 Bottle Robot Race – Anyone can enter !

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

4 Bottle Robot Race – Anyone can enter !

Robot magazine, in collaboration with, run by founding blogger Lem Fugitt, is pleased to announce a robot contest that is easy to participate in, anywhere on the planet.

Trossen Robotics has donated a SVR-1 kit to the winner of the wheel/track race. There is also a version of the race for walking robots.

Anyone can enter the contest with any robot., including MINDSTORMS, Robosapiens, Sumo designs, Vex design system robots, scratch-built or any toy or hobby robot purchased as a ready-to-run. RC cars, buggies and trucks are eligible in the remote control class. Robots with the fastest demonstrated run times will be awarded first place titles. Winners will be posted at and featured in Robot magazine.

Visit Robot Magazine to read more details about the race and how to enter.

Click here to see Dynamizer running the 4Bottle race
(video provided by, video supplied by Tomio Sugiura,
Dynamizer’s creator)

Crabfu reviews Genex suit for KHR-2HV

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
This KHR-2HV beats up KHR-1’s on the playground and steals their lunch money.

I-Wei, the mechanical guru responsible for the many fascinating creations of Crabfu Steamworks, has recently jumped headlong into the world of humanoid robotics.  Ever since he purchased his KHR-2HV, he has been keeping the world updated on his progress by releasing a steady stream of impressive videos.  His latest contribution is a tell-all review of Kondo’s A-621 Genex suit for the KHR-2HV humanoid.  He goes into detail regarding everything he likes and dislikes about the kit, and also provides valuable tips and pointers.  Go check out the A-621 Genex suit review over at Robots-Dreams!