All in all, a fun project, with lots
of opportunity for creative tinkering
and for on-the-fly troubleshooting
and repair. And at this kind of price,
something very possible on a wider
basis. Without an active weapon,
we could have just as easily fought
in the school parking lot as in an
expensive arena. SV
Results and Upcoming Events
Results May 4 –
Jun 15, 2008
SRJC Day Under The Oaks was
held May 4th in Santa Rosa, CA.
Fifteen bots were registered.
Presented by SRJC Robotics Club.
Robots Live presented an event
May 17th–18th at the National
Space Center in Leicester, England.
CCR Memorial Day Qualifier was
held May 24th in Greensboro,
NC. Sixteen bots were registered.
Presented by Carolina Combat
2008 Fighting Robots UK
were held May 24th–25th in
Birmingham, England. Presented
by Robo Challenge.
RoboGames 2008 was held June
12th–15th in San Francisco, CA.
One hundred twenty five combat
bots were registered. Presented
held June 15th
England. Forty two bots were
entered. Presented by Roaming
Upcoming Events for
HORD Fall 2008 will be held by
the Ohio Robot Club in
13th. Go to
for more details.
Ashow at Midlands MCM Expo
will be in Telford, Shropshire,
England on September 13th–14th.
Go to www.robotslive.co.uk for
Ashow at the Huddersfield
Sport Centre will be held on
September 20th–21st in
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,
England. Go to
www.robotslive.co.uk for more
will be held by
Seattle, WA on September 21st. Go
com for more details. SV
EVENT REP RT
Mall of America Rotunda Rumble
In the post-televised robotic combat
era, it’s good to see the sport
can still draw a standing room only
crowd. Such was the case at the
Rotunda Rumble held at the Mall of
● by Aaron Nielsen
America in Minneapolis, MN, where
there were at times four floors of
spectators cheering for more.
The event, sponsored by
Synergy Robotics Entertainment and
the Midwest Robotics League, was
held on April 26th and 27th, and it
was divided into two major classes:
student and professional. Beyond
that, there was the usual weight
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