Robot Battles has been staging robotic combat
competitions (mostly) around the southern United States.
Battles is one of the oldest continuously running
robotic combat competitions in the world, with annual
events currently held in in Atlanta at
Nashville at the
Geek Media Expo, and in
and at the
Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire.
We have also held events in Alabama, Colorado, Florida,
North Carolina and as far away as Barcelona, Spain.
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
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 EVENTS: We're going to
Robot Battles 59
held at the
Georgia World Congress Center
the weekend of May 28-29.
That's right, we'll be hosting a two-day competition
involving all four weight classes. Saturday will be a "Microbattles"
event featuring the Ant (one pound) and Beetle (three
pound) weight classes in an enclosed arena. Sunday will
be a "sumo" event featuring the 12 and 30 pound weight
classes on an open combat stage.
check-in and registration will begin at 10 a.m. each day
in the Main Hall, with the tournaments starting around
11:30 a.m. (or somewhere close, depending upon turnout). If you are planning to compete
please read this page
for information about builder and team passes.
that, we'll take our normal summer break to repair,
redesign ... and root on our favorite teams in
Battlebots on ABC-TV,
we'll be back home over the Labor Day Wekeend for
Robot Battles 60
all started for us over a quarter-century ago:
This will also be a two-day competition involving all
four weight classes, with the micros on Sunday and the
12 and 30 pounders on Monday. Both competitions will be
held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
have more details as we get closer to the event along
with a Facebook Event Page for competitors and fans
alike. Hope to see you this summer! As always, if you have any questions about the rules
or either of the events (or future events),
contact us directly,
ask us on
Facebook or join our
Yahoo! Group. And while
you're at it, how about
doing a little shopping?
Get all your logoed apparel (and more) in the Robot Battles Marketplace!
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!