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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 Dragon Con and the Joystick Gamebar, 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.

FEBRUARY UPDATE: Congrats to Michael Jeffries and Ben Hampson, winners of the Antweight and Beetleweight tournaments at Robot Battles 58 held at the Chattacon convention in Chattanooga on Saturday, January 30th. We had a record turnout for the event, both with competitors and audience. Thanks to everyone who came to compete and to watch the show. You can watch all the matches from the event on our YouTube channel.

As for our next event, Robot Battles 59, we are in the process of finalizing details for a full Robot Battles competition -- featuring all four weight classes -- in Atlanta over the Memorial Day Weekend. As soon as we get everything confirmed, we'll announce it here and on Facebook. And, of course, we'll be back at Dragon Con over the Labor Day weekend for Robot Battles 60!

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?

Upcoming Robot Battles Events & Competitions

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 newest 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.
The crowds keep growing and the competition gets tougher every year as the Robot Microbattles event as the Chattacon convention in Chattanooga becomes ever more popular. Come enjoy the fun next January in Chattanooga (date and venue still to be determined).

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