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Atlanta Tech Edge - Robot Battles 54

Segment of Atlanta Tech Edge on WXIA-TV (11Alive) in Atlanta.

Posted by Robot Battles on Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Since 1991, Robot Battles has been staging robotic combat competitions (mostly) around the southern United States.

Robot Battles is one of the oldest continuously running robotic combat competitions in the world. We proudly trace our roots to the Denver Mad Scientists Club and are a direct descendent of the "Critter Crunch" robotic competition held every year at MileHiCon in Denver, which began back in 1987 (and is still going strong).

For 2018, we have events scheduled in Atlanta at MomoCon and Dragon Con, and are working out details for a late summer/early fall event in Chattanooga. Over the years, we have held over 60 events at conventions, Maker Faires, and game clubs in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Colorado, and as far away as Barcelona, Spain.

But just what makes Robot Battles different from other robotic events? Well, we don't have a TV show, we don't have supermodels, and we don't have huge cash prizes. What we do have is a creatively unique host, some of the most imaginative builders and designers in the sport, and the most involved audiences in the country (in our humble opinion). And, of course, lots and lots of very intense one-on-one mechanical mayhem matches. Which is what it's all about.

Upcoming Robot Battles Events & Competitions

For the 28th year in a row, we will be returning to Atlanta for the Dragon Con convention and our largest competition of the year!

Robot Battles 66 will feature all four weight classes and will be held for two days over the Labor Day Weekend at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel, with the Ants and Beetles competing on Sunday, September 2nd in the International Ballroom, and the larger bots on Monday, September 3rd in the Regency Ballroom (the same locations we've been for the past several years). Be sure to check our Facebook page regularly for updates as we get closer to the tournament.

Contestant registration will be handled onsite the day of each event (9 a.m. for the Sunday event, 10 a.m. for the Monday competition). We'll have some special prizes this year for the winners of each weight class, which we're pretty excited about. And, yes, you'll need at least a day pass to the convention to attend or compete.

As always, if you have any other questions about the newly updated and revised ruleset or future events, please feel free to contact us directly, ask us on Facebook, or join our Yahoo! Group. And while you're at it, how about doing a little shopping?

The Robot Battles Marketplace

We've opened the doors on our Robot Battles Marketplace, chock full of logo apparel for men, women and kids, along with mugs, flasks, stickers, patches, bags, glassware and even our own Robot Battles Teddy Bear. Come shop today!

Robot Battles Sponsors

SERVO Magazine
FingerTech Robotics
Big Blue Saw
Waterjet Cutting by Big Blue Saw

Contents Copyright 2017 by Kelly Lockhart.  All Rights Reserved. "Robot Battles" trademark and likeness used by permission.