Based on this Japan Today item, the ubiquitous pink Energizer Bunny might just have some new and formidable competition. Japanese electronics giant, Matsushita, just released the pictured image and the news that their cute robotito successfully climbed a rope up a 530-meter cliff in Arizona's Grand Canyon. Yea, take that pink bunny. Go ahead, beat your silly little drum while the real battery-powered bot scales a cliff in the Grand Canyon. Hoo-ya!
No seriously, the Japanese have more robots at work than any other developed country. It has even been reported that the Japanese prefer the company of robots to foreigners. I guess that's understandable in a country were the same word is used for "foreign" and for "wrong."