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The Annual Stupid Robot Contest

April 14, 2008


The Stupid Robot Contest is an annual show held by Meiwa Electronics to determine whose robot is the silliest. There are just three criteria that a robot must meet in order to be entered in this contest:

1. It must be mechanical
2. It must be completely useless from a societal point of view.
3. It must make people laugh.

Pictured above is Papa Robopucho, a disfigured little box bot that plays the red-flag-white-flag game by himself, and then occasionally topples over and cries for help.

Some of the other contestants last year were a chorus of pregnant wife robots, a child robot that did push-ups, and and a "moe" robot dressed like a maid from a maid cafe.
via Impress Watch (Japanese)

April 14, 2008 at 12:56 pm

Japan’s Stupid Robot Contest

Not only does Japan have a fetish for giant war robots and robots that can take care of its elderly so they don’t have to, they’ve got a place for stupid robots as well. Meiwa Electronics’ annual Stupid Robot Contest…

April 14, 2008 at 10:45 pm

OMG, that is the coolest thing ever!

April 14, 2008 at 10:45 pm

I am not being sarcastic.

May 17, 2008 at 3:14 pm

I am new here.
Is this still going on?
If so, for how long?
Is there some”where” you have to enter these?

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