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Robots assemble for 'Robo Toy Fest' in Pasadena

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Photo by Doug Karo, Used with permission

Robo Toy Fest at Pasadena Convention Center on Dec. 16, 2012.

robo toy fest

Photo by Doug Karo, Used with permission

Ratchet Transformer at Robo Toy Fest at Pasadena Convention Center on Dec. 16, 2012.

robo toy fest

Photo by Doug Karo, Used with permission

Robo Toy Fest at Pasadena Convention Center on Dec. 16, 2012.

robo toy fest

Photo by Doug Karo, Used with permission

Robotech Mospeada at Robo Toy Fest at Pasadena Convention Center on Dec. 16, 2012.

robo toy fest

Photo by Doug Karo, Used with permission

Robo Toy Fest at Pasadena Convention Center on Dec. 16, 2012.


Robo Toy Fest opened the convention doors in Pasadena last weekend bringing together vendors and collectors to swap and sell robots, and hopefully find the droids they were looking for. 

(see photos below)

Fortunately you don't need to know a Gosei Morpher or Psycho Super Gobot by name to appreciate the fantaticism surrounding them. It doesn't matter anyway, soon enough we'll all just be calling them master.

Recently, Google's AI project created the idea of a cat, and now DARPA — the DoD's research arm  —  is contributing to the robot revolution via a Robotics Challenge (DRC) to develop disaster-relief automatons that can drive cars, et al.

The competition's contender robots will face a complex obstacle course testing dexterity and strength next December that'll likely include the following challenges:

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