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.
UPDATE: We'll be back
in Nashville at
GMX (Geek media Expo)
over the Halloween weekend for
Robot Battles 61,
where we will be hosting a "microbattles" competition on
Sunday, October 30th at the Sheraton Music City Hotel.
involves the Ant (one pound) and beetle (three pound)
weight classes, who will battle each other in an
check-in is at 9 a.m. CT, with the competition starting
at 10 a.m. CT. Registration, as always, is handled
on-site. All contestants must be checked in no later
than 30 minutes prior.
Get all the
latest details and let us know if you on coming (as
either a contestant our support) on our
Facebook Event page.
Asked Questions": Here's a quick rundown of
the most common questions about Robot Battles.
1) "How do I register my bot?" -- Easy, just
bring your bot to the competition. We handle
registration onsite the morning of each event.
2) "When should we get there to get a good seat?"
-- We generally get in the ballrooms around 8 a.m. Hint, hint.
3) "Do I need a convention badge to see the show?" --
Yep. They have
single day badges available
if you just want to attend our events, but seriously --
it's GMX! Get a weekend pass and live a little!
Or rather, live a lot!
4) "Where are the events held?" --
We'll be in the Sheraton Music City Hotel in one of the
ballrooms (we're not sure which one, yet, but we're
certain we'll be pretty easy to find).
5) "Are there any rule changes we should know about?"
-- Yes. We've changed the time limit for all weight
classes to three minutes. In the case of the insect
bots, if no winner emerges after three minutes, we'll
have a judging panel declare a winner.
As always, if you have any
other 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!