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  Topic: Combat Robot Hall of Fame -- 2017 Balloting Now Open!
RunAmok

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PostForum: General Chatter   Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:07 am   Subject: Combat Robot Hall of Fame -- 2017 Balloting Now Open!
The Combat Robot Hall of Fame (http://runamok.tech/hall_of_fame.html) was established in 2003 with builders voting to name the top combat robots of all time. The inaugural members achieved their statu ...
  Topic: Robot Combat Hall of Fame -- 2015 nominations open
RunAmok

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PostForum: State Specific Information   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:10 pm   Subject: Robot Combat Hall of Fame -- 2015 nominations open
It's August -- it's an odd-numbered year. That means nominations for The Robot Combat Hall of Fame are open!

Every two years The Hall accepts ballots nominating new members. Membership in The Hall ...
  Topic: How do you judge a robot fight?
RunAmok

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PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:06 pm   Subject: How do you judge a robot fight?
Sometimes it's easy -- one 'bot is a steaming pile at the end and the other hasn't a scratch. But what about the times when it's close?

What counts most: damage, control of the match, slick drivin ...
  Topic: Cheap ant weights
RunAmok

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PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:21 am   Subject: Cheap ant weights
US antweights are commonly based on R/C toys, although if you have an 'active weapon' many competitions will require FM radio gear at a minimum.

There were a series of 'BattleBots' R/C toys marke ...
  Topic: Arena's for different weight classes
RunAmok

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PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:12 pm   Subject: Arena's for different weight classes
In the USA, we use 3/8" lexan for 'bots up to 12 pounds -- but that assumes a steel 'kicker' railing around the inside to keep the 'bots from directly smacking the plastic. This would likely be OK fo ...
  Topic: 10th Anniversary - Robot Combat Hall of Fame
RunAmok

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PostForum: General Chatter   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:25 pm   Subject: 10th Anniversary - Robot Combat Hall of Fame
Last August I celebrated the 9th anniversary of the first robot combat competition in San Francisco by polling members of the robot community to select the initial inductees to the Combat Robot Hall o ...
  Topic: Antbotica webpage now up!
RunAmok

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PostForum: General Chatter   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:17 pm   Subject: Antbotica webpage now up!
I hosted a new type of antweight competition last weekend, and I've put up some pictures, links to rules and drawings, and a bit of discussion at:

http://www.open.org/joerger/antbotica.html
  Topic: Robot Wars?
RunAmok

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PostForum: General Chatter   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:08 am   Subject: Robot Wars?
I've been following the FRA and the demise of the old Robot Wars production. I understand that the house 'bots have been dontated to charitable organizations for static display use Cool .

The FRA ...
  Topic: ANT weight anyone ?
RunAmok

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PostForum: Technical Chat   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:54 am   Subject: ANT weight anyone ?
Antweights in the USA are built to different specs that help keep the price down. Maximum weight is 1 pound (454 grams), metal armor is fine, and the arena is larger and bounded by a low wall except ...
  Topic: Australian robots is the USA
RunAmok

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Views: 3771

PostForum: General Chatter   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:10 am   Subject: Australian robots is the USA

I love the gap and run amok. What motors u use in the gap.

Thanks, Andrew. The Gap runs the NPC T74 motors with 4QD PRO 120 controllers. We had a little trouble with the first production run of ...
  Topic: Australian robots is the USA
RunAmok

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Views: 3771

PostForum: General Chatter   Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 6:28 am   Subject: Australian robots is the USA
But then BBots pay expenses anyway...

Hello, all. Just found the forum, and I'm very pleased to fins some combat robot activity in Oz.

Brief update on robot combat in the USA: BattleBots hasn't ...
 
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