Soccer players are a weird bunch. Some cover themselves in Elvish tattoos, while others claim to have problems telling men and women apart. Hajime 33 is no exception to the trend, what with him being a giant robot and all.
So far, this robot doesn't look like it's going to be starting for Barca any time soon, and creator Hajime Sakamoto said he struggled to get the robot simply to stand up without falling over. However, Hajime 33 does serve as a proof of concept that humanoid robots can be both tall and active. By comparison, Asimo, Honda's famously agile humanoid robot, only stands about four feet tall. And some soccerbots are quite a bit smaller
This is not the first time someone has created a soccer-playing robot. However, Hajime 33 certainly is the tallest, so maybe he can play keeper -- sort of the Zeljko Kalac of the all-robot team.
[via Scientific American]
I mentioned this same thing in another article: "Robots as a supplement to the human experience." Before you know it there won't be any reason to have us around.
"Welcome! to the Federation Starship SS Buttcrack!!!"
One question. When will they make robots that we can have sex with?
That argument is so flawed. As if any of us would lose the will to live just because there are robots running around. We didn't lose the will to travel just because cars were invented!
We will soon become a droid integrated society like those seen in star wars. Personally I can't wait.
Wow. That is one of the lamest and most useless robots I have ever seen. What a waste of time and money.