Robot Gymnast Needs Robot Bela Karolyi

Okay, robot athletes. You've bested our professional wrestlers. But until you learn how to stick your landings, humans will remain masters of the gymnasium.

Not a lot of details are available on the little guy's performance, other than that it seems to be number four in a series and that it got a surprising 9.6 from the Russian judge. [Robot Dreams via Bot Junkie]

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It looks modeled to the size of the Chinese gymnasts. Not to mention, it appears to be designed by a Chinese firm... which leads to the assumption that in the next Olympics the Chinese will dominate gymnastics with robot-gymnasts cleverly covered with synthetic skin. Good luck Shawn Johnson, and Nastia Liukin... (To the latter, please still compete. You're attractive.)