Robo-One 13 wraps up in Tokyo

A lot of photos and some nice videos have come out of this year's Robo-One 13 competition in Tokyo. The Robo-One competition is based on humanoid robots that typically are built with servos attached to metal, plastic or wood frames. The movement capabilities of the Robo-One class 'bots are amazing, just watch this video of OmniZero performing in the Demonstration section:

This year, for the first time, Tomy Takara (makers of i-Sobot) have become official sponsors of Robo-One. Also announced were plans for the addition of i-Sobot competitions for next year. For more details, visit Robot Dreams.

Here are a couple of tidbits for fan bot builders:

Thanks and a tip o' the hat to Nocturnal, who turned up this 'Build your own Cylon contest ' courtesy of Make and dvice.com. All you have to do is submit photos or videos of your very own Cylon creation- and Battlestar Galactica fans will know that Cylons come in all shapes and sizes! From toasters to svelte blonds to swept-wing fighters, the Cylons were quite creative.

An up-and-coming site for aspiring WallE, R2-D2 and other homage bot builders, Sandcrawler promises to connect builders and parts suppliers, and offers personal portfolios, blogs and (soon) project tracking and management.