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.