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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.

Our next competition, Robot Battles 57, will be at a brand new venue (for us) -- the Joystick Gamebar on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta on Saturday, December 5th. We'll be hosting a Microbattles event there, with a new twist: each team will be competing on behalf of a charity of their choice, with the winners or each weight class getting $50 donated to their charity. We really appreciate the folks at Joystick for offering up this extra incentive. Contestant registration and check-in begins at 11am ET, with the competition beginning at 1pm ET. If you plan on competing, please let is know on our Facebook Event Page.

Stay tuned for details on Robot Battles 58, which will be held at the Chattacon convention in Chattanooga on Saturday, January 20th. As soon as we confirm times and specific location, we'll post that information here and on Facebook (along with an event page to pre-register).  We are also working out details for a potential full Robot Battles competition -- featuring all four weight classes -- in the Spring in Atlanta.

And 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.

Upcoming Robot Battles Events & Competitions

Looking for some great robotic fun in Atlanta this winter? Come out to the inaugural Robot Microbattles event at the Joystick Gamebar on Edgewood Avenue on Saturday, December 5th. Builders will be competing for charity as well as the usual awards. Come out and cheer them on!
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 on Saturday, January 30th at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel & Conference Center.
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.

Robot Battles Sponsors

SERVO Magazine
Big Blue Saw
Waterjet Cutting by Big Blue Saw
FingerTech Robotics

The Robot Battles Marketplace is Now Open For Business!

We've just opened the doors on our brand new 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!

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