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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.

SEPTEMBER UPDATE: Our next MicroBattles competition will be held Saturday, October 11th at the Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We are still confirming check-in/registration times and will post updates here and to both our Facebook page and Yahoo Group e-list.

Likewise, we are also waiting official confirmation from Geek Media Expo for Robot Battles 51 in Nashville the weekend of October 24-26 at the Franklin Marriott & Conference Center. This will be a MicroBattles event with a "for fun" 150g group for entertainment & educational purposes.

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

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!
 
DragonCon For the 25th 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 2015, this is the one robotic event of the year you do NOT want to miss!
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.

Copyright 2012, Kelly Lockhart.  All Rights Reserved.  "Robot Battles" trademark and likeness used by permission.