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Since 1991, Robot Battles has been staging robotic combat competitions around the United States, with annual events currently held in Chattanooga, Tennessee at Chattacon, in Atlanta at DragonCon, and near Nashville, Tennessee at the Geek Media Expo. Past events have been staged events in Florida, Alabama, North Carolina and Colorado.

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.  

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 around, and the most involved audiences in the country.

AUGUST UPDATE: Our next competition, Robot Battles 50, will be held at the DragonCon convention over the Labor Day Weekend. This is our biggest competition of the year, spread out over two days. The Microbattles event (featuring the one pound Antweights and three pound Beetleweights in an enclosed arena) will be held on Sunday, August 31 and the Main Event (featuring the 12 and 30 pound robots in a larger-scale sumo combat environment) will be held on Monday, September 1.

Both events will once again be held in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Microbattles will be staged in the International Ballroom and the Main Event will be in the Regency Ballroom (the same locations we've been at the last four years). Registration will be handled on-site, with check-in and safety registration beginning two hours prior to the start of each event.

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

DragonCon For the 24th 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 2014, 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 the weekend of October 24-26 for another Robot Microbattles event. A very fun convention, with an entire "makers" room along with panels & workshops.
Chattacon The crowds keep growing and the competition gets tougher every year at the Robot Microbattles event at the Chattacon convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee, becomes ever more popular. Makes plans to compete at the Chattanooga Choo Choo in January of 2015!
Robot Battles photos The Robot Battles Facebook page is a growing repository of photos from events, most notably from the most recent Robot battles events in Chattanooga and in Atlanta, as well as looks at MicroBattles over the years and our North Carolina competitions.
Robot Battles photos Dale Heatherington has an extensive collection of photos and videos from the DragonCon competitions in 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001. He also has photos from all his various robot projects and much more.
Robot Battles photos Gary Poole (inside joke) has a collection of Robot Battles photos he's collected over the years on his Facebook page. Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Gallery 3, Gallery 4, Gallery 5 and Gallery 6 all give you an insight into how the sport has grown and changed over time.

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