I thought this show was going to be about robots. This isn’t a robot. It’s a remote controlled car with legs.
So the poll results are in, and the winners are Psycho Pass, Zetsuen no Tempest, Shin Sekai Yori, and Robotics; Notes. In a surprising twist, those were the four I voted for when I made the poll. So I guess that settles it, assuming none of the second episodes are a disaster.
I’m already disappointed with Robotics; Notes, because it’s supposed to be about robots. These aren’t robots. Robots move autonomously. These things need every servo to be remote controlled by a human. Lame.
What is it with Japan and its obsession with remote controlled humanoid “robots”? It’s just silly. First of all, if there’s a human selecting every muscle movement, it isn’t much of a robot. Second, why legs? Millenia ago, mankind made an amazing discovery which changed history and allowed the growth of civilization. It was called the “wheel.” Now they want to take a giant step back with humanoid robots. It doesn’t make any sense.
Also, meany-pants helmet dude is right. Having third-rate amateurs enter after only two weeks of work is, frankly, rude. It’s even more rude when you consider that their robot is eight years old. Plus, it doesn’t look like this is much a contest of engineering, anyway. Since they aren’t entering a robot. It’s a contest of who can buy the best parts and who has the best piloting skills. Perhaps some skill could be involved in making the robot easier to control. If it’s not a direct input to servo controller, I could see calling their toy a “robot”. But the kids are outsourcing this part of their work to their friend who makes video games! Stupid kids.