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 home over the Labor Day Weekend for
Robot Battles 60
all started for us over a quarter-century ago:
This will also be a two-day competition involving all
four weight classes, with the micros on Sunday and the
12 and 30 pounders on Monday. Both competitions will be
held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Details are posted on
Facebook Event page.
Asked Questions": Here's a quick rundown of
the most common questions about Battles 60 at Dragon
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 does everything start?" -- Microbattles
starts on Sunday around 10am, the Main Event starts on
Monday around 11:30am, with registration/check-in two
3) "When should we get there to get a good seat?"
-- We generally get in the ballrooms around 8am each
day. Hint, hint.
4) "Do I need a Dragon Con badge to attend?" --
Yep. They have
single day badges available
if you just want to attend our events, but seriously --
it's Dragon Con! Get a weekend pass and live a little!
Or rather, live a lot!
5) "Where are the events held?" -- Microbattles
is in the International Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency on
Sunday, while the Main Event is in the Regency Ballroom
of the Hyatt Regency on Monday. Same places we've been
the last five years, so if you've been before, you
already know where to go.
6) "While Microbattles have more time this year?"
-- Yes! The convention has given us another time slot,
so hopefully we can not have to rush rush rush like
we've done the past few years.
7) "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. In the larger
weight classes, we'll still run "best two-out-of three"
matches. Also, teams are now limited to one bot per
Full rules are right here (with the changes
highlighted in red).
8) "Will there be teams from BattleBots there?"
-- Oh yeah. We love ourselves some BattleBots. :D
9) "Why is the letter 'c' in the word 'yacht'?"
-- Because how can you have a boat without the 'c'?
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!