This is for all FIRST robotics teams looking for ideas to design a kicker for this year’s competition: Don’t try this one! It probably won’t pass inspection. Castrol has built (or in this case, over-built) a robot to break the record set by a soccer legend. Not only does it break the record, but it would probably break bones. The human record by Cristiano Ronaldo is 130 km/hr. Castrol’s robot blasts the ball at over 200 km/hr. Watch the video at Engadget and Marca (Spanish) to see the pieces fly when the plywood players get in the way. You can also read the story at that link or at the link below.
Soccer players are generally such crybabies that we can understand why you'd want to replace them with robots, and sometimes that's done with great success. We don't think we'll be seeing this latest player on the pitch anytime soon, though. It's something of an exhibition robot, a creation sponsored by Castrol to beat the legendary leg of Cristiano Ronaldo, who can kick the ball at 130km/h.
Castrol builds freakishly large robot to kick a soccer ball, break legs of silhouette defenders originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:46:00 EST.
Castrol builds freakishly large robot to kick a soccer ball, break legs of silhouette defenders
Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:46:00 GMT