The World's First Robot Welly Wanger

Posted 23 Aug 2006 at 00:53 UTC by steve Share This

According to an icNorthWales article, Welsh scientists have developed a robot Welly Wanger. Welly is European slang for a boot and a Wanger is slang for someone who throws things. Welly Wanging is strange sport in some European countries in which participants see who can throw boots the greatest distance. The robot is powered by a Citroen 2CV diesel engine that turns 2 meter spokes at 250 RPM, allow boots to be throw up to 80 meters. The computer controlled robot is design to learn how to throw boots in much the same way that a child learns. The robot was designed and built by Richard Shipman and others at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Wales. Photos of the construction and a local newspaper article are also available.

Vehicle engine to spin items., posted 23 Aug 2006 at 13:26 UTC by marev » (Observer)

At least its safer than....... "spinning it with a motorcycle" on www.video.google.com........its says the people were not seriously injured on the other original version of the video.

Wangers., posted 23 Aug 2006 at 13:49 UTC by marev » (Observer)

In the UK we refer to this event as "wanging a wan%er".

Robosapien V2, posted 23 Aug 2006 at 14:04 UTC by marev » (Observer)

Also on the same google videos we have a robosapien v2 "wanging" his green balls,its the "robosapein v2 bowling" vid.

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

30 Sep 2017 evilrobots (Observer)
10 Jun 2017 wedesoft (Master)
9 Jun 2017 mwaibel (Master)
25 May 2017 AI4U (Observer)
25 Feb 2017 steve (Master)
16 Aug 2016 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
27 Jun 2016 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
2 May 2016 motters (Master)
10 Sep 2015 svo (Master)
14 Nov 2014 Sergey Popov (Apprentice)
Share this page