How cool is this! The Japanese are building their own little “Bionic Man” and he’s going to take on the Kona Ironman!
After scaling the cliff walls of the Grand Canyon and driving the Le Mans racetrack for 24 hours, a tiny Japanese robot is set for a new challenge — Hawaii’s grueling Ironman Triathlon course.
Fitted with three different bodies and three rechargeable batteries, the hand-sized “Evolta” from electronics firm Panasonic will swim, bicycle and run its way through one of the world’s toughest triathlon routes, the company said on Thursday…
More Here: Japan Robot to Attempt Hawaii Marathon
The little Panasonic robot manages to make it more than 5 times around the famous Le Mans track in France on just 2 AA batteries in 24 hours for a new Guiness World record.
- Well Blog: The Urban Athlete Takes on Triathlons (well.blogs.nytimes.com)
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