5 Robots that will shape Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get underway in the last week of July, and here are five robots that will shape what organisers predict would be the most exciting summer Olympics of all-time.
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The four-legged robot cheetah
Weighing just 9 kilogram, a four-legged robot 'cheetah' that can perform a 360-degree backflip from a standing position has been built by engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The robot also has a range of motions that makes it agile and able to pick itself up if knocked to the ground.
A closer look at the Tokyo 2020 robot
Tokyo 2020 has announced the launch of its new Robot Project for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games. The project brings together experts in the field of robotics and is aimed at ensuring the Games are a success and provide fans with an unforgettable experience.
Olympics-Tokyo keeps budget at $12.6 billion, more work needed
The 2020 Summer Olympics budget remains unchanged at $12.6 billion after increases in some areas were offset by reductions in others, with Games organisers acknowledging on Friday (December 21) that more work was needed to curb spending.
Japan taps into recycled phones for Olympic medals
Olympic organisers are soon expected to unveil their plan to be the first games to award medals made entirely from recycled materials. Medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games could be made from old mobile phones.