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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, with annual events currently held in in Atlanta at DragonCon and MomoCon, in Nashville at the Geek Media Expo, and in Chattanooga at Chattacon 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.

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).

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 EVENTS: We're going to MomoCon! Robot Battles 59 will be 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.

Builder 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 this weekend, please read this page for information about builder and team passes.

After that, we'll take our normal summer break to repair, redesign ... and root on our favorite teams in Battlebots on ABC-TV, of course.

Then we'll be back home over the Labor Day Wekeend for Robot Battles 60 where it all started for us over a quarter-century ago: DragonCon. 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.

We'll 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!

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!

Upcoming Robot Battles Events & Competitions

Our newest event will be held a the MomoCon convention at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta over the Memorial Day Weekend. This will be a two-day event featuring all four of our weight classes, and we are very excited to be coming to MomoCon for the very first time!
And for the 26th year in a row, we will be returning to Atlanta for the Dragon Con convention and our largest competition of the year, featuring all four weight classes. Held for two days over the Labor Day Weekend, this is the one robotic event of the year you do NOT want to miss!
One of our newer events is quickly becoming one of our most popular, and we plan to back for a third year at the Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire in Chattanooga in September. We are planning on a Microbattles event as well as hands-on workshops, demos, and fan-friendly fun matches.
After our best turnout yet, we are planning to return to the the Geek Media Expo (GMX) in Nashville in late October for another Robot Microbattles event in Nashville. GMX is a a very fun convention, with an entire "makers" room along with lots of panels & workshops.

Robot Battles Sponsors

SERVO Magazine
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