Day 2: Evolta Robot wheeling along Queen Kaahumanu Highway

The Panasonic EVOLTA robot heads North on Queen Kaahumanu Highway near the Four Season Resort Hualalai as the sun hangs low in the sky Monday (Oct 24). Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

The Panasonic EVOLTA robot heads North on Queen Kaahumanu Highway near the Four Season Resort Hualalai as the sun hangs low in the sky Monday (Oct 24). Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Hawaii 24/7 Staff

The Evolta Robot chewed up more than 22 miles of the 112-mile bike course Monday, Oct. 24.

That puts it about 1/5th of the way through the Ironman bike leg, which takes the robot and the Panasonic crew to Hawi and back.

The crew is taking time out along the course to recharge the three AA Panasonic batteries and set the robot back in motion.

After a recharging time out Monday evening, the robot crew Tweeted: ‘I am getting to the long down hill! Speeding up.’

The Evolta Robots are taking on one of the world’s toughest Ironman courses this week, following more than 1,900 triathletes who competed earlier this month at the Ironman World Championship.

Built by Tomotaka Takahashi, the trio of robots are specifically designed to tackle each of the three triathlon disciplines. The swimmer robot finished the 2.4-mile ocean swim about 90 minutes ahead of schedule Sunday evening.

Follow the robots’ progress and check out the live streaming video at: panasonic.jp/charge/evolta/cha…

Follow the robot on Twitter: @EVOLTA_Robot

(Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7)

(Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7)

(Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7)

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