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November 6, 2013

Robot Pro Wrestling at Dekinnoka 16

The 16th robot “pro wrestling” event known as Dekinnoka took place in Soka City, Japan on Sunday.  This is an event that, just like real pro wrestling, puts more importance on entertaining the crown than on determining the best fighter.  As you may expect from Japanese robot hobbyists, the attention to detail is impressive, right […]

November 6, 2012

Dekinnoka 11 Tournament Results

The Dekinnoka 11 Robot Pro Wrestling tournament took place in Soka City on November 3rd.  Eight robots faced off in the ring.  Each robot started with one large screw, but after each match, the winner took all the loser’s screws.  In the end, one robot had them all, and earned one wish granted by Nejiron, […]

October 30, 2012

Dekinnoka 11 Robot Pro Wrestling Tournament

The “Dekinnoka! 11” Robot Pro Wrestling tournament (ロボットプロレス できんのか!11) will take place in Soka City, Japan on November 3rd.  Dekinnoka is an entertaining, more light-hearted humanoid robotics tournament than, say, Robo-One, though it brings out many of the same competitors.  Taking some lessons from American pro wrestling, each robot in the tournament is given a complete […]

December 13, 2013 featured on EEWeb is the Engineering Site of the Day today on EEWeb, an electrical engineering community site.  The feature includes a nice blurb about us, and is sure to help spread the word about humanoid robotics. To new visitors who’ve just come here from EEWeb: welcome!  It’s great to have you here.  Please look around and […]

August 9, 2013

Supa Robot Attack

A British producer has launched a new humanoid robot fighting league called Supa Robot Attack.  Though the technology is basically the same as the Robo-One and related contests in Japan, the style is a little more like Dekinnoka, with a decidedly Western spin.

January 8, 2013

Robot Wrestling on NHK

Japan’s NHK television organization recently aired a 5-minute segment on Robot Pro Wrestling, an event covered here before.  But the new video contains some really great footage of the robots, as well as the crowd’s reaction.  Watch for some of those amazing take-downs that we’ve begun to see lately.

November 16, 2012

Bionic hand shows the serious side of humanoid robotics

We all love humanoid robots duking it out in the ring or flipping off a horizontal bar.  But all that technology development has a more serious use as well: helping restore function and autonomy to disabled people. A great example is the BeBionic3 robotic hand, one of the most advanced bionic hands in the world.  […]