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Demonstration experiment to test the durability and power of dry cell batteries, "EVOLTA NEO"
Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation will be conducting a demonstration experiment where a robot powered by dry cell batteries, "EVOLTA NEO," will take on a 1,000m fjord vertical climb challenge. This challenge will test the durability and power of the new batteries that will hit the market on April 26, 2017.
For this challenge, a rope will be hung off a precipitous fjord in Norway, and the Mr. EVOLTA NEO robot equipped with 2 AA dry cell batteries will attempt to make the 1,000m vertical climb. The robot that will take on the challenge was designed and developed by robot creator, Tomotaka Takahashi.
|May 2008||Grand Canyon Challenge||The robot, "Mr. EVOLTA", powered by EVOLTA dry cell batteries climbed the steep 530.4m cliff of the Grand Canyon in 6 hours 46 minutes 31 seconds.|
|August 2009||24-hour Endurance Race Challenge||The robot, Mr. EVOLTA, powered by EVOLTA dry cell batteries successfully completed the 24-hour endurance race held at a circuit in France.
Guinness World Record (*1)
"The longest distance covered by a battery operated remote-controlled model car."
|September - November 2010||Tokaido 53 Stations Challenge||The robot, Mr. EVOLTA, powered by EVOLTA dry cell batteries traveled approximately 500km from Nihonbashi, Tokyo to Sanjo Ohashi, Kyoto.|
|October 2011||Triathlon Challenge||The robot, Mr. EVOLTA, powered by EVOLTA dry cell batteries completed a triathlon (total distance 230km: 3.8km swim, 180.2km bike, 42.2km run) in 166 hours 56 minutes.|
|December 2012 to January 2013||Endurance, Bring in the New Year Challenge||The robot, Mr. EVOLTA, powered by EVOLTA dry cell batteries raised the barbell non stop, for 14 days, a total of 142,460 times.|
|December 2013||World's Longest Track Challenge||Akita Bullet Train E6 Super Komachi powered by EVOLTA dry cell batteries covered 5.60844km of Plarails (*2) (created with 26,667 rails).
Guinness World Record (*3)
Longest toy train track.
|November 2014||Bring Back a Disused Railroad for a Day Challenge||A vehicle weighing a total of approximately 1 ton powered by EVOLTA dry cell batteries traveled approximately 8.5km.|
|November 2015||World's Longest Distance Traveled on a Train Track Challenge||Longest distance traveled by a vehicle on a railway track powered by 600 D EVOLTA dry cell batteries (22.615km, 2 hours 47 minutes 9 seconds).
Guinness World Record (*4)
Vehicle weighed more than 700kg. Uphill start. Traveled over 20km with only commercially available dry cell batteries. During the challenge no maintenance could be provided to the vehicle.
|November 2016||World's Longest Distance Manned Flight Challenge||An aircraft powered by 640 EVOLTA AA dry cell batteries flew 3,531m over Lake Biwa.|
*1: Set a new record on August 6, 2009 for the "Longest distance covered by a battery-operated remote-controlled model car".
*2: (c)TOMY Plarail is the registered trademark of TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
*3: Set a new record on December 14, 2013 as the "Longest plastic toy train track." Record distance: 5.60844km. Have received consent to merchandise from East Japan Railway Company.
*4: Set a new record on November 3, 2015 as the "Longest distance traveled by a vehicle on a railway track powered by dry cell batteries."
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