Killer Robots!

Watch killer robots duke it out live!

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Have you ever wanted to watch robots locked in a box fight to the death? Well, you’re in luck, because the USATL is making that happen. There have been a few Battlebot/Robot Wars-style competitions, but the USATL is the only one currently fighting the heavyweights. You can catch a live stream of the event on the RobotRevo channel. The event is running May 4th-6th, so tune in and watch robots from one to 220lbs duke it out.

While you are watching, look out for some of that SparkFun red – I brought my own bot to try my luck. Building robots for good is rewarding, but there is something special in building something you genuinely fear.

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That’s the look of pure terror

Before we boxed it up and sent it to sunny Miami, we had to let it teethe. We found some scrap material and a dead robot. Take a look at how it was made, and how well it chews plastic.

Wish us and all the other teams good luck and Kick Bot!


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  • Yeah! Electric Gnome for the win!

  • The video didn’t look right from here… I missed the start where the narator says “Here, hold my beer and watch this!”

  • Oh no!! Well, it’s a really great bot, and well fought, Casey. Outstanding job!

    This being the final day, will you continue in a consolation bracket, or was that your final fight?

  • Come watch more action as we will be starting within an hour! Monday-Tuesday 9am-5pm EST http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/24rrmy/stem_tech_olympiad_2014_highlight_continuing_the/

  • We will have a recap/wrap up of the event Saturday 5pm PST on the same channel

  • Thank you all for watching!

  • What? You couldn’t find an old printer? What the heck does “PC Load Letter” mean anyway?

  • For anyone checking in to watch Casey win the championship (as we all expect he will), the commentators showed their list of remaining matches for the day, and Electric Gnome was not listed. Perhaps his next (final?) match is tomorrow?

    • The rest of the brackets will be fought tomorrow. We have big delays when Lipo fires break out. The building smells of electronic death.

  • The thing i never liked about the robot wars/battlebots was that they are controlled by humans not autonomous. I dont think they even count as a true “robot”

  • Anybody else find this Sunday post odd?

    The fact it is from Sunday

  • Watched the competition today… slow start but great action once it got going. Will try to watch some more tomorrow during work :/. What is the name of your robot? If you mentioned it, I missed it. Will be looking for it to cheer you on. Good luck!!

  • The hex wrench adds extra destruction!

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