Robot combat league, one step closer to the real thing.
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Join Date: Feb 2013
02-21-2013, 10:22 AM
I think the recent discovery of Graphene as a super capacitor could help the problem here. Although obviously an 8 foot tall robot weighing a little more than a ton will need more power than that, anything meant for household application could probably get away with it. A house equipped with lots of solar panels could charge the graphene battery in a few minutes, and depending on the size, weight, and function of the robot, could most likely last through the day.
I agree with you that we're still a little far off, but damn if this isn't a cool step forward. What better way to design and test functioning bipedal bots, than to pit them against each other?
And the show is really cool.