Football-playing Japanese robots in Peru exhibit

Feb 18, 2011
Robots created by Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, of Osaka University, are presented during a conference at the National University of Engineering in Lima, on February 17. The Japanese embassy in Peru, the National University of Engineering, the Peruvian-Japanese Association and the Japan Foundation joined forces to organize two conferences and demonstrations on robotics in Lima.

Eight robots that play football, engage in sumo wrestling and play music have been unveiled at a Peruvian university by the creator, Japanese scientist Hiroshi Ishiguro.

Aurelio Padilla, president of the National Engineering University (UNI), where they were presented on Thursday, explained that two robots are football players, two sumo wrestlers and three make music.

At the same event, students and researchers at the school presented their creations, such as a biped dinosaur , a robotic football player and a .

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