Marathoners may sometimes seem like robots, with their single-minded focus and obsessive dedication to finishing their goal. Now some actual robots in Japan are gearing up for a marathon of their own.
The research firm Vstone is putting together the world’s first robot marathon, involving 422 laps around a 100-meter track. Imagine this little robo-scurry on a 42-kilometer scale.
Competitive karting is CART for the rest of us. And the kids can kick your butt.
By Stephan WilkinsonPosted 07.29.2002 at 11:58 am 0 Comments
So I spend my life playing with fast cars, and the first time I'm on a track with my 23-year-old daughterthe backpacker with the Ivy League sociology degreeshe blows me into the bulrushes. Almost literally: The downhill chicane leading onto the main straight at Oakland Valley threatens to launch you right over the rumble strip into a cattail-bordered pond if you don't get the kart rotated and the power down early. That's right, go-karts.