Hajime 33 Robot Kicks, Walks

Hajime 33 is a remote-controlled robot that stands over six feet tall including eyebrows. Weighing in at a slender 44 pounds (which includes batteries), it is the creation of Japanese inventor Hajime Sakamoto. Hajime 33 is able to walk along and kick a soccer ball. Watch the video.


(Hajime 33 robot kicks, walks)

It seems to me that we're starting to catch up to the future depicted in that wonderful 1960 TV series The Jetsons.


(Jetson's robot football player 1961)

Hajime Sakamoto also presages the idea of a robot football coach who controls the action; see this screen capture from the Jetsons showing how the coach controls the game from his console.


(Jetson's robot football coach 1961)

Via Escapist Magazine.

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