• Mat Smith, Engadget

    Hebocon: The contest to find the world's crappiest robots

    Mat Smith
    Mat Smith

    Sex toys, dried squid, repurposed Happy Meal toys and the husk of a Gameboy Advance are just some of the components found in the robotic competitors at Hebocon -- a contest that aims to crown only the ropiest of robots. But what is it, and why hold a competition for such poorly made things? I went to the first world championship in Tokyo (where else?) to stare and make gifs.