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face of its lifter-armed opponent.
The bet paid off, and before 20
seconds had passed, Gilbert had
swept under Vee Parr and driven its
opponent into the pit, securing its first
Antweight championship since being
temporarily retired in 2012.
As with last year’s GMX Robot
Battles, the Beetles were dominated
by Ben and Mark Hanson’s two
robots: Wedgee, a two-wheeled
wedge driven by antique Handiworks
gearmotors, and Flippy, a KitBots’
Most of the other competitors
were new or recently built spinners.
These included STEVE, a full body
spinner from a University of
Who Cares? is
Beetleweight fight. Ghost
is shoved by Wedgee.
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