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The Annual Stupid Robot Contest

April 14, 2008

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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.

Bacarobo.com
via Impress Watch (Japanese)

4 Comments
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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