Blaster Battle Robot Laser Shootout Terminator-Style

Mad hobbyists in Japan arranged a Blaster Battle with Kondo's KHR-1HV robots equipped with lasers in Fukuoka City this week. Don't they watch movies? Sigh.

(Blaster Battle robots in Fukuoka City, Japan)

The scene shown above is an image taken during a laser firing demonstration. As you can see, bipedal robots are equipped with hand-held lasers. Eight participants competed two at a time; a four-on-four battle royale was also held because, well, why not?

Chest-mounted sensors recorded the hits; smoke generators make the competition more exciting, because you can see the lasers better.

The next image, from Terminator Two: Judgment Day illustrates why we do not train robots in the use of lasers, plasma rifles or blasters.

(Terminators at work sooner than you think)

However, because a Terminator-style, robots-firing-lasers Blaster Battle is inherently more fun than robot soccer, I present the following video, knowing that in doing so, I invite the Apocalypse.

(Blaster Battle robots in Fukuoka City, Japan)

Via Robot Watch; also see more Blaster Battle videos and pictures at this translated blog - Blaster Battle ATC2K.

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