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Since 1991, Robot Battles has been staging robotic combat competitions (mostly) around the United States, with annual events currently held in Chattanooga at Chattacon, in Atlanta at DragonCon, and near Nashville at the Geek Media Expo, as well as stand-alone events such as the Chattanooga Mini-Maker Faire.

We have also held past events in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and as far away as Barcelona, Spain.

So what makes Robot Battles different? 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 intense one-on-one mechanical mayhem matches. Which is what it's all about. And what we live for.

Robot Battles is one of the oldest continuously running robotic combat competitions in the world, and is a direct descendant of the oldest still running robotic event: the "Critter Crunch" held every year at MileHiCon in Denver. We proudly trace our roots to the Denver Mad Scientist Society, and especially original rules creator Bill Llewellyn (originator of the "Frankenstein Rule").

JANUARY UPDATE: Our next competition, Robot Battles 53, will be held at Chattacon in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Saturday, January 31st. The event, which will include Ants and Beetles, will take place at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel & Conference Center. Check-in and registration begins at 10 a.m., with the competition starting at Noon. This will be our second competition with the new Chattanooga MakerSpace designed and built arena, with double the viewing area. Hope to see you there!

For full details and answers to any questions, please join our Robot Battles Yahoo Group or visit us on our Facebook page.

Chattacon The crowds keep growing and the competition gets tougher every year as the Robot Microbattles event at the Chattacon convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee, becomes ever more popular. Come enjoy the fun at the Chattanooga Choo Choo on Saturday, January 31.
DragonCon For the 25th year in a row, we will be returning to Atlanta for the Dragon*Con convention and our largest competition of the year. Held for two days over the Labor Day Weekend of 2015, this is the one robotic event of the year you do NOT want to miss!
Geek Media Expo Due to positive response, we are planning to return to the the Geek Media Expo (GMX) in Nashville on Sunday, November 1st for another Robot Microbattles event. A very fun convention, with an entire "makers" room along with panels & workshops.
Robot Battles photos The Robot Battles Facebook page is a growing repository of photos from events, most notably from recent Robot battles events as well as photos going all the way back to the very early days. It also has plenty of link to other photo and video collections.
Robot Battles photos Dale Heatherington has an extensive collection of photos and videos from the DragonCon competitions going all the way back to 2001. He also has photos from all his various robot projects and much more. It's a great site to visit for all robotic enthusiasts.
Robot Battles photos Michael Jeffries of Near Chaos Robotics has also been compiling a very lengthy collection of videos of Robot Battles competitions on his "MikeNCR" YouTube Channel, as well as test footage of the various robots he has under construction.

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