As if computers trouncing Jeopardy champions and making chess kings look like pawns wasn't enough, now robots will be competing in the grueling Ironman race.
Panasonic, seeking to promote their brand of rechargeable batteries, will pit mini-robots against world-class athletes in the vaunted triathlon in Hawaii next month, TechCrunch reported.
But the real athletes need not worry - the robots won't be setting any speed records; they're expected to take a week to finish the race.
Three different robots will take part in the contest, each specifically designed to perform a part of the three-leg race. The Ironman race is a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a marathon.
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