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  1. If anybody is in Toronto, Eastern Ontario, or Montreal...

    ...could you please get in touch with me. I'm trying to get a proper combat robotics community started out of Kingston based around the local hobby shop, and any help I can get would be very...
  2. And for a potentially lethal dose of cuteness...robot meets chinchilla...

    Hi all!

    I couldn't resist sharing. Our pet chinchilla Max meets one of our new beetleweight Battle Antz. My wife is driving, and I am filming (and the camera is being indecisive about what to...
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    That's a good idea. The one thing I'd add to...

    That's a good idea. The one thing I'd add to that, though, is that you cannot win through disabling your opponents (that way, people actually do go through the rally points rather than it just...
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    "RoboRally" with robots driving game?

    Hi all!

    With now having an actual robot to drive around, I've been thinking about a driving exercise that should be rather fun, and I thought it might be worth sharing...

    Basically, it would be...
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    I've taken my first step...

    Well, it's official - I have taken my first real step into combat robotics.

    With many thanks to John Findlay at Robot Wars for going out of his way to get a couple of Battle Antz kits to my wife...
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    Well, I really hope you're wrong, and it's just a...

    Well, I really hope you're wrong, and it's just a production delay.

    That said, I guess the big question is whether or not somebody picks up the slack in the U.S. The British model does seem to...
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    Well, that would be rather dreadful if it's true....

    Well, that would be rather dreadful if it's true. If I may ask, what makes you think it's been cancelled?

    (And if it was cancelled, then what was that mysterious request for heavyweight robot...
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    If I might make the observation, assuming that...

    If I might make the observation, assuming that James Cameron and Mark Burnett's Robogeddon has not fallen through, the minute that series airs in the United States the entire sport will have a...
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    Robot Combat League - series review

    Hi all!

    Over here in Canada, the full Robot Combat League season has finished airing. So, I'm going to avoid spoilers, but I figured some of the people here might be interested in how it came...
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    Robot Combat League Mark Setrakian interview

    Hi all!

    Somebody posted this link on the IMDB forum for Robot Combat League, and I thought it was worth sharing - it's a half-hour long interview with Mark Setrakian about the boxing robots, how...
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    Poll: Well, a certain amount of autonomy, perhaps, but...

    Well, a certain amount of autonomy, perhaps, but it would have to be pretty limited.

    Something I noticed a while ago when it comes to these things. The first time a robot follows a line, it's...
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    Send me a private message with details, and we'll...

    Send me a private message with details, and we'll talk about it. My little company only deals with history books for the moment, but I can at least provide you with some solid advice, if nothing...
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    Writer for hire

    Hi all!

    Here's hoping everybody here has seen Jaws, or this reference isn't going to go very far...

    (Committing a dreadful act of abuse against a blackboard with a robot and a giant pen drawn...
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    Poll: Well, I'm afraid I can't really speak with any...

    Well, I'm afraid I can't really speak with any intelligence about the regulations, as I haven't given them a proper read, or have the engineering background to understand the full share of their...
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    Poll: Well, if James Cameron's show gets off the ground...

    Well, if James Cameron's show gets off the ground properly, this sort of robot combat will be back on the air in a pretty big way, but I think I really must disagree with you when it comes to...
  16. Well, I just finished watching the most recent...

    Well, I just finished watching the most recent episode here in Canada, and I have a rant...

    Okay, so we've finished up the quarter-finals, and we're getting ready for the semi-finals, and yet...
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    I know from reading Gearheads and seeing some of...

    I know from reading Gearheads and seeing some of the earlier footage (back before Robot Wars came to the UK) that chains were allowed, but ended up being banned. As far as I understand it, it used...
  18. So, the new fights are up:...

    So, the new fights are up: http://www.syfy.com/videos/Robot%20Combat%20League/Fights

    Comments on the last episode - the fighters do seem to have gotten the hang of what they're doing now, so the...
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    Re: Most badass robot ever?

    I haven't seen much of what's happened in the UK since Robot Wars went off the air, but unless the speed record has been broken, Gravity. Any robot that can end a fight in six seconds flat has...
  20. Re: The pilot of Robot Combat League is available online

    Sorry for the late post - I know that usually I post the next day, but I'm still recovering from hosting a major family gathering on Monday.

    Anyway, the new episode of RCL has aired, and the recap...
  21. Re: The pilot of Robot Combat League is available online

    I will admit that I am wondering just what the lessons learned list will be like safety-wise once they've finished up the season. I can't imagine that hydraulic fluid is that good for you, but...
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    Anybody in Eastern Ontario?

    Taking a good idea from another thread and running with it...

    Are there any forum members near or around Kingston, Ontario?

    (Sad to say, there are times when it feels like Canada is a bit of a...
  23. Re: The pilot of Robot Combat League is available online

    Well, episode 4 has aired - those in Canada can watch it here: http://watch.spacecast.com/Redirect/?ClipId=887732

    And hopefully the recaps are useful in some way for everybody else here:...
  24. Re: The pilot of Robot Combat League is available online

    Well, episode 3 has aired, but unfortunately it looks like Syfy isn't putting up the full episodes. They do, however, have some videos (including some fight blow-by-blows, as far as I can tell)...
  25. Re: The pilot of Robot Combat League is available online

    It is indeed.
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