In Japan, you can win first prize for building the crappiest robot ever

Welcome to HEBOCON, the world’s worst robot competition. OK, the title shows the incredible importance of word stress.

The competition, if you can even call it that, is anything but bad. It’s great. The robots….let’s just say, not so much.

The aim of the game is to build as simple and crappy a robot as possible and then let it duke it out with other, hopefully not quite as crap robots.

Yeah, I know, let’s go to the tape:

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