A new robot revolution is threatening to take over the world — as long as the glue and tape hold together long enough.

Hebocon, a robot sumo contest "for the technically ungifted," bills itself as "a competition where crappy robots that can barely move gather and somehow manage to engage in odd, awkward movements."

Hebocon wears its shambolic aesthetic as a badge of honor, urging competitors to build crude, primitive robots. Penalties are imposed for high-tech features and the spirit of technological compromise and surrender to limitations is encouraged.