The Freakishly Fast Sport of Robot Sumo

Great Big Story travels to Narashino, Japan to check out the super fast and super competitive world of robot sumo, a sport where two small robots go head to head in matches that often last just a few seconds.

“Robot sumo has developed into a furiously competitive sport in Japan, with participants spending years building their autonomous machines. Just ask Takahiro Ito, a robot designer and builder who spends 360 days a year working on his craft. It’s a demanding sport that requiring extreme dedication, all for a few seconds of glory.”