Panasonic robot, Evolta, to attempt Hawaii triathlon

After scaling the cliff walls of the Grand Canyon and driving the Le Mans racetrack for 24 hours, a tiny Japanese robot is set for a new challenge — Hawaii’s gruelling Ironman Triathlon course.

Fitted with three different bodies and three recharge­able batteries, the hand-sized “Evolta” from electronics firm Panasonic will swim, bicycle and run its way through one of the world’s toughest triathlon routes, the company said.

“This is very tough even for a sportsman, but I think it is worth a challenge,” said Tomo­taka Takahashi, who created the green and white toy-like robot.

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