Entellect need to do this challenge :D
8:00pm 20 Jun 2017
8:01pm 20 Jun 2017
Sorry this is kinda completely off-topic but seriously :D
5:11am 21 Jun 2017
I fear what the AI overlords will do to us when they take over.
7:53am 4 Jul 2017
Late to the party as always.
So believe it or not, there are a couple of places in SA that actually DO do the sumo robot competition. I will admit none of them are quite as fast as the ones in the video (our participants don't have enough money to spend on spectacular actuators), but there is specifically a competition in October that tries to overcome the budget issue with the AfrikaBot (
) which is built to be a super low cost robot specifically to let people break into it. I think we are NOWHERE near as cool as the guys in Japan, but for those who are keen, the barrier to entry is actually quite a bit lower than it was a few years ago :)
I am not sure what the challenges will be in October for the Afikabot competition, but if anyone is keen I am sure Ican find out...
9:58am 9 Jul 2017
Trying to find someone in the robotics circles in SA is so difficult. Are there any facebook groups or someone I can get in touch with?
1:44pm 9 Jul 2017
If you're in Stellenbosch there's a robotics student club there. DM me and I'll put you in contact :)
2:38pm 10 Jul 2017
Alas I am not...