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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