Amazing Robot Wrestling

Unfortunately, I don't have very much information about this video. However, these robot wrestlers are truly remarkable.


(Red robot seizes its opponent)

In the slide shown above, the red robot seizes his opponent by the shoulders and leans toward the camera, attempting a take-down.


(Red robot leans)

The red robot moves his center of gravity towards the camera, and both robots begin to lean.


(Robot Takedown!)

The red robot slams his opponent to the mat!

These robots are the precursors to wrestling robots like Rolem, from science fiction writer Roger Zelazny's Hugo award-winning 1966 novel This Immortal.

Off in the distance, I heard a scream. 'Stop it, Hassan, it's not supposed to do that!'

Which meant that I was Conrad, and that I was in Egypt, and that the expressionless face before me was therefore that of the golem-wrestler, Rolem, a creature that could be set for five times the strength of a human being, and was probably so set, a creature which could be given the reflexes of an adrenalized cat, and doubtless had them in full operation.
(Read more about Rolem)

Take a look at the older article RoboShiko! Robot Masters Sumo and Linux. Be sure to check out the robot wrestling video.

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