No Big Deal, but Japan Wants to Host a Freakin’ Robot Olympics

The land of awesome, dangerous shit otherwise known as Japan will be hosting the 32nd Summer Olympics in 2020, and no big deal, but they’ve hinted that they’re very open to the prospect of having a Robot Olympics alongside the regular, human one.

Addressing a press conference, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed interest in hosting the beginning of the coming robo-pocalypse. “In 2020 I would like to gather all of the world’s robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills,” he said.

Ever better, Abe was at an actual goddamn robot factory in the city of Saitama when he made his announcement. He has said that he wants to kick-start Japan’s robot production, and make them a key part of the country’s future economic strategy.

Robots are already kicking ass and taking names in areas like table tennis – they’re probably a little way away from being able to shake their lustrous hair in slow motion while playing beach volleyball or successfully navigate balance beams, but one can still dream.
Following the next global cataclysm, when monstrous creatures descend from the skies and mechs are humanity’s only line of defense, we’ll be thanking Japan and/or quivering before their robot might. Just something to keep in mind. 

via BetaBeat

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