BattleBots Is Back After Ten Years, And It's Bound To Be Incredible

Oh hell yes: BattleBots is coming back to TV. This summer, homemade robots will battle to the death on television, just as Asimov intended. They'll be faster and stronger than ever before. Which makes sense, because the last time BattleBots was on television was over a decade ago. Imagine what they could do now. » 2/06/15 7:31pm 2/06/15 7:31pm

Watch the Muhammad Ali of BattleBots Destroy Everything in Its Path

There are "battle bots" and then there are "utter, one-sided destruction bots." The two-wheeled harbinger of destruction called Last Rites fits in that second category. Powered by an over-volted golf cart motor and wielding a spinning hammer-blade of doom, it's really a force to behold. And the folks over at Distort » 6/27/13 9:45am 6/27/13 9:45am

RoboGames 2010: The Greatest Hits, Literally

Here is an excellent video of the best smashes, spins, and spark-ups from this year's RoboGames, recorded at 300fps with a Casio Exilim EX-F1. It's like Planet Earth, but instead of funky little bugs it's funky little battle bots. [Make] » 5/08/10 11:00am 5/08/10 11:00am

Casio EX-F1 Captures Battlebot Devastation In Super Slow-Mo

Our friend Robert Woodhead is at it again: He took his battlin' bot Totally Offensive—and his trusty Casio Exilim EX-F1—to Carolina Combat Robots for some "test procedures" in preparation for the RoboGames in San Francisco June 13-15. End result: Mayhem ensuing at 300 frames per second, with some sparks flying, some… » 5/29/08 9:00pm 5/29/08 9:00pm

Pleo Gets Thrashed at the Hands of a Battlebot

At Maker Faire 2008, a group of carnage-loving individuals pitted the 2007 Holiday Toy Darling Pleo against the heavy duty battle bot, Vicious Verdict, in a no holds barred competition. Needless to say, the sniff-n-grunt capability of the Pleo was no match for the blade-equipped bot, which turned Pleo into fillet… » 5/09/08 10:00pm 5/09/08 10:00pm

Battlebots Returns, This Time to ESPN

Battlebots never quite made sense on Comedy Central, but hell, we'd watch robots fight on the Spanish channel hosted by that bee suit guy if necessary. Now the show is coming back, limiting the challenge pool to collegiate and pro competition and airing on ESPN2 or ESPNU. Plus, some other neat changes are in the works… » 3/14/08 8:52am 3/14/08 8:52am

Violent Battlebots Make Sparks Fly, Fight Like Hell

We never get tired of watching battlebots, and here's a couple of particularly violent ones facing off at last weekend's Maker Faire. It's a good thing these remote-controlled warriors are battling it out behind bulletproof glass! It's jousting for the 21st century. » 5/22/07 3:00pm 5/22/07 3:00pm

Battlebot Road Rage on Craigslist

Always wanted to own your own Battlebot but don't have the engineering skills or the wife's permission to build one? Well, now you can buy a pre-mad Battlebot "Road Rage", who fought in two actual seasons of the show and won three matches. » 5/04/07 7:20pm 5/04/07 7:20pm