Tiny Robot to Roll from Tokyo to Kyoto

The Evolta robot -- the mascot of Panasonic's line of batteries -- will roll 500 kilometers from Tokyo to Kyoto. It's powered by 12 AA batteries, and the trip is meant to serve as a public demonstration of the batteries' endurance:

The Evolta humanoid, whose new design is meant to resemble an ancient highway traveler pulling a two-wheeled cart, measures 17 centimeters (7 in) tall and 40 centimeters (16 in) long. Constructed mostly of lightweight plastic, carbon fiber and titanium, the robot weighs about 1 kilogram (2.2 lbs). It is powered by 12 AA batteries and operated by remote control, and it can travel at a rate of 3 to 5 kilometers per hour (2-3 mph). If all goes according to schedule, the robot will complete the journey on December 10, after 49 days of walking.

Link | Photo: Sankei News

Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Tiny Robot to Roll from Tokyo to Kyoto"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More