Japanese Bottle Flipping Robots
Anyone who has watched online videos for the past few years have probably seen at least one bottle flipping trick shot. If not, it basically involveds throwing a plastic bottle, typically partially full of liquid, into the air so that it rotates, in an attempt to land it upright on its base or on its cap. Read more to see bottle flipping robots by Japanese students that have mastered trick shots.


Students at Japan’s RoboCon, a national high school robotics contest, built robots that specialize in bottle flipping. The robots you see above were all made by teams whose members are between 15 and 20 years old. Tricks range from bouncing the bottles off the table at precise angles so that the bottle lands right side up to flipping multiple bottles at once.

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