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Robo Olympics Reflects Cultural Differences

from the surprising?--nope dept

There have been a lot of stories about the Robo Olympics, but the one I found most interesting is this article from the BBC looking at how the robots reflect the cultures they came from. There are a variety of robotic competitions, and robots from certain areas of the world tend to excel in the types of competitions that are most closely associated with that area. For example, the soccer/football robotic competition was dominated by European robots. The sumo wrestling competitions were won by Japanese robots. What about the Americans? It seems we’re really good at smashing things. Sounds about right.

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