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Robot Challenge: Mr. Torimoto’s Origami vs. SolidWorks

23 May 2007 4 Comments

Watch as origami master, Mr. Norio Torimoto races SolidWorks software to design a robot from scratch.  It is a very exciting race, with some major drama.  I’ll not spoil it for you by telling you who wins, you’ll just have to watch it for yourself!

You can also download your own origami robot kit for free, along with an eDrawing of the robot designed with SolidWorks, and "Director’s Cuts" of the real-time videos of both Mr. Torimoto and SolidWorks designing their robots.

Torimoto vs. SolidWorks Robot Challenge Results Although though this is a marketing promotion, it is a very interesting one to watch!  Along with Paper Pilot, COSMOSudoku, and now this, it’s easy to see that the SolidWorks marketing folks have a sense of humor and know how to appeal to the engineering-type crowd!

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  • Anonymous

    Hey Brian,
    The robot challenge has actually been around for a while, but that doesn’t take away from it’s entertainment value. One thing to note, it took somewhere around 3 months for me to receive my robot kit. Once I did get it, I only got to about half-way before giving up. The instructions aren’t the best in the world…

  • Jeff Mirisola

    Hey Brian,
    The robot challenge has actually been around for a while, but that doesn’t take away from it’s entertainment value. One thing to note, it took somewhere around 3 months for me to receive my robot kit. Once I did get it, I only got to about half-way before giving up. The instructions aren’t the best in the world…

  • Yeah, i saw this a while back too. very good marketing by SolidWorks I think. I wonder if they really got torimoto to say “ass” though. ha.

  • Yeah, i saw this a while back too. very good marketing by SolidWorks I think. I wonder if they really got torimoto to say “ass” though. ha.