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Jousting in Japan [Robot Grand Prix]

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1 Author(s)
J. Rosenblatt ; Sydney Univ., NSW, Australia

At the Japan Robot Grand Prix, held in Tokyo, the team of students and faculty from the University of Maryland, the only non-Japanese entry, defied the odds. Against a field of dozens of students and engineers from across Japan who often compete in events of this sort, they were undoubtedly a long shot. To hedge their bets, they built three robots with different designs. They hoped that at least one would make a respectable showing. Instead, one finished in first place and another ranked among the top 10 finalists. For everyone on the team, the victory was as gratifying as it was shocking

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IEEE Intelligent Systems and their Applications  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 1 )