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Robot To Take On Hawaii Ironman Course

A robot will take on the 140.6-mile course of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

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A robot will take on the 140.6-mile course of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

Evolta has already climbed a 1,500 ft rope up the Grand Canyon, driven the Le Mans circuit for 24 hours – now it will don three different bodies to swim, bike and run the Hawaii Ironman.

Don’t expect Evolta to ride a professional-grade ‘human’ bicycle, though: the robot is around the size of a human hand. It’s also by no means certain he will succeed – his first Grand Canyon climb failed due to a faulty ‘foot’.

‘This is very tough even for a sportsman, but I think it is worth a try,’ said Tomotaka Takahashi, a veteran robot creator who has also created a 10-foot-tall ‘rescue’ robot with hydraulic arms capable of lifting a car.

Read more: Dailymail.co.uk