18th Entertainment Division Jury Selections
HEBOCON – The Robot Contest for Dummies
ISHIKAWA Daiju [Japan]
HEBOCON is a “robot sumo tournament” featuring “self-proclaimed robots” created by people with no skills in making robots. The first tournament even featured 31 machines that flat-out didn’t work. With envisioned designs incomplete and specially planned strategies backfiring, the contestants battle it out in a way of words. The event is a place where you can witness the clumsy but passionate contests between these kinds of robots.