We often express concern over the seeming inevitability of the looming robot apocalypse, but something has come to my attention that could change the way we think of our tin-and-electrode foes forever: sometimes robots suck. Hebocon is a Japanese (of course) fighting contest that pits shitty robot against shitty robot. I didn’t think I would watch this whole video, but then I did! It’s delightful, and it gives me hope for the future. Maybe when faced with the approaching Napoleonic hordes of robotic warriors, all we will have to do is flip them over with a small piece of cardboard.