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    Re: A return to television

    To state the obvious:

    There are more robots in the 220 than was shown. I think 27 total competed at RoboGames, including a few flippers (Son of Ziggy and KJO are both flippers but weren't shown...
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    Re: A return to television

    I'll add in the autonomous 1 and 3 pound classes. Just haven't yet.
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    Re: A return to television

    Next year?

    Make it over this October for The ComBots Cup.

    http://combots.net
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    Re: A return to television

    Some links I found via twitter:

    http://bit.ly/jB58ou
    http://goo.gl/fb/UJYu3
    http://bit.ly/iu1YyP
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    Re: A return to television

    Look for it as Killer Robots

    Yea, yea. I know...
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    A return to television

    For those who haven't seen the promo:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRJCl9pvYbE

    Discovery Network's Science Channel will be airing a one-hour show on combat robots at RoboGames, hosted by...
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    Re: Oct 22-23, 2011 - ComBots Cup VI

    Had to change dates already to Oct 29-30, can someone change thread title to reflect new dates?
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    Oct 29-30, 2011 - ComBots Cup VI

    Reg is open for 1, 3, 30, 60, 120, and 220 pound robots.

    Probably at San Mateo (just south of San Francisco), but no contract yet, thus as always I cannot guarantee dates/times until we sign the...
  9. Re: 15th - 17th April 2011 - San Mateo, CA - RoboGames

    RoboGames has signed a TV deal! Yes kids, this show will be taped for the Discovery Network! Here's your chance to be a star. ComBots LLC is proud to announce the signing of a contract with Sharp...
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    RoboGames 2009

    Fri-Sun, Jun 12-14, 2009

    Well respect all FRA rules regarding pneumatics, FYI.
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    Battlebots return?!

    RoboGames dates are confirmed, for those who want to come to an event that actually will happen...

    Fri-Sun, Jun 12-14, 2009

    http://robogames.net/http://robogames.net/
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    DIY RFID Beer safe

    Roommates stealing your beer? Getting tired of coming home from class/work to find the whole 12-pack gone?

    A fridge that only YOU can open: ...
  13. Thread: Some sad news

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    Some sad news

    Hey Craig:

    PLease accept my deepest sympathies. As an expectant father, I know my whole world has changed, and all my expectations are very different.

    I cant imagine your pain, and can...
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    12-15 June 2008 - RoboGames - San Francisco

    http://robogames.net/2008.phphttp://robogames.net/2008.php
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    12-15 June 2008 - RoboGames - San Francisco

    Storm II vs. Eugene - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DDP9fR7YAH0http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DDP9fR7YAH0

    Note that in honor of Storm2, the background music is the UKs own Goldfrapp singing...
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    12-15 June 2008 - RoboGames - San Francisco

    The bridge is just a hologram. If you try to cross it, youll fall into the bay.

    Its a better use of your time here to buy lots of Alcatraz Athletic Dept. t-shirts and eat crappy Chinese food...
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    12-15 June 2008 - RoboGames - San Francisco

    Last year, we hosted the FIRA (robot soccer) championships. This year, theyre in China.

    So if you remove the soccer guys, were actually 12 robots ahead of last year (466 entries from 2007 after...
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    12-15 June 2008 - RoboGames - San Francisco

    Oh, Ill put you to work, alrighty...
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    12-15 June 2008 - RoboGames - San Francisco

    Well Swan, when I was in Wales, I think just about every builder I talked to brought up spinners. You may not like it, but I never thought about it prior to my trip over there when people kept...
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    12-15 June 2008 - RoboGames - San Francisco

    As for BattleBots - it will be the 2nd week of November at Mare Island. The collegiate event will be shot for TV. The non-collegiate stuff wont be for TV.

    FYI on US bots in general. I was...
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    US bots (vs. UK bots)

    Something I noticed today (for those who think all US bots are spinners.)

    In 220s, the top 3 robots of all time are all lifters - not spinners - and theres only 2 spinners in the to 10. This...
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    12-15 June 2008 - RoboGames - San Francisco

    GAWD! You guys are like, so, you know, waffley!

    Its not like every friggin robot over here is, like, a spinner. Its like, maybe, you know, 20% or so. The other EIGHTY PERCENT - hello! - are...
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    12-15 June 2008 - RoboGames - San Francisco

    You can have LOTS of fun without a pit.

    I promise.
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    Its that time again! The Worlds largest robot competition (your own Guiness says so!)

    I loved meeting so many of you in Wales last year, and I really hope that you can make it to SF this year. ...
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    Feathers at RoboGames 2008

    I opened up more slots. Grab em while you can.
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