The Robot Contest for Dummies [The Jury Selections, The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival
Remember Battle Bots? Or...any of the robot-battling competitions that were in vogue about a decade ago? Well, Hebocon's kinda like that, except for people who have no idea how to build robots...and the robots they DO build are just absolutely terrible in every way. Basically, it's the best thing ever.
Hebocon is a robot sumo-wrestling tournament for those who don't have the technical skills to actually make robots.And to ensure that all the robots are awful, there's a "high tech penalty" - which punishes entrants who build their robot competently and with high-end features.
31 pseudo-robots that don't even move properly came together to go head to head.
The robots in this tournament are nothing like what their builders initially imagined them to be, robots are forgotten on the train, the strategies made with careful planning only result in failure, and the entrants who enter the ring brag about their robot's secret moves that don't really exist.
This is the heated battle between crappy, but lovable robots.
But there's more - so much more. Here were 10 insane highlights of the video: