Robot Battles is one
of the oldest continuously running robotic
combat competitions in the world. 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).
1991, Robot Battles
has been staging robotic combat competitions
(mostly) around the United States, with annual
events currently held in in Atlanta at
in Nashville at the
Media Expo, and in Chattanooga at
Chattacon and at the
Chattanooga Mini-Maker Faire. We
have also held past events in Alabama, Colorado,
Florida, North Carolina and as far away as
Our next competition, Robot Battles 54,
will be held at
Regency Atlanta over the Labor Day Weekend.
We will be staging two events: the Microbattles
on Sunday, September 6 and the main event on
Monday, September 7.
Microbattles involves the
insect classes (ant and beetle) and will feature
two arenas this year to keep the action flowing.
The main event is for the 12 and 30 pound
classes and will be the usual sumo-style
competition. Registration will be
handled on-site the day of each competition. To
compete or attend each event, you will need at
single-day membership to DragonCon (which is
worth it, as it is a very cool convention).
Contestant check-in begins approximately two
hours before each event. When the event schedule
is finalized, we'll update times and specific
room locations here on the website.
So 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
intense one-on-one mechanical mayhem matches.
Which is what it's all about. And what we live
If you are considering
competing in Robot Battles for the first time,
please review our rule set
and keep in mind that safety is our first
priority. If you have specific technical
email us here. For full details and answers
to any other design or competition questions,
please join our
Robot Battles Yahoo Group or visit us on our