Panasonic to Live Stream EVOLTA Robot’s Challenge on 1,000m Fjord Vertical Climb

Panasonic Corporation is taking on one of the toughest challenges for its EVOLTA Robot on July 7, 2017. The company will be rolling out a demonstration experiment where a robot powered by dry cell batteries, “EVOLTA NEO,” will attempt a 1,000m fjord vertical climb at Lysefjord, Norway.

EVOLTA Robot Challenge

This challenge will test the durability and power of Panasonic’s new EVOLTA NEO batteries which were introduced to the Japanese market on April 26, 2017. Panasonic will live stream this whole event to share the excitement of the challenge with enthusiasts around the world.

During this challenge, a rope will be affixed to the steep cliffs of the fjord in Norway. A robot named Mr. EVOLTA NEO, equipped with Panasonic’s two AA dry cell batteries (EVOLTA NEO), will take on the challenge of a total 1,000m vertical climb.

The robot, Mr. EVOLTA NEO, was designed and developed by Robot Creator, Tomotaka Takahashi. Mr. Takahashi has been taking part in EVOLTA Robot Challenge with Panasonic from 2008.

I am so excited for this year’s challenge on the world’s precipitous 1,000m fjord vertical climb. I am aware that we have to undergo difficulties to succeed.

Our robot will be moving all day powered only by Panasonic’s two dry cell batteries that can give a stable power supply to the robot.

We have set our bar higher this year, but looking forward to our greatest challenge through leveraging and maximizing our past experiences.

This challenge will be broadcasted live online with video footage from the base camp and a 360-degrees camera that will track the real-time motion of the robot.

The broadcast will be started from 4:30 am Local Time (UTC 3:30 am). The live viewing will be available to watch on the following channels.