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Kondo KHR-1

Kondo KHR-1
source: Akihabaranews.com

Although it’s been around for more than a year and a half, the Kondo KHR-1 robot made an appearance at IREX this week showing off its moves. Sozbots, Kondo’s manufacturer, bills it as a “fighting” robot, which makes sense since it was initially designed for participation in the Robo-One Robot Fighting Tournaments. Weighing 1.2 kg and standing 34 cm tall, the KHR-1 is available for purchase in the US for $1445 at Robo-One-USA.com. The robot comes as a kit and must be assembled from its raw parts. RoboSavvy.com has a very thorough guide detailing the assembly process from start to finish. It is definitely a project for serious amateur roboticists.