So are you thinking of pursuing robotics as a hobby and don't know where to begin - Battlebots can be a great platform to showcase your robotic talent and get acknowledged for it. This is a combat robot competition mostly held in San Francisco. Robotic enthusiasts from all over the country get a chance to meet and interact in Battlebots. The footage of the competition is also a source of a unique television show. The company is named after the show itself and it's headquarter is in Novato, California. Battlebots is an exciting show as well as a very popular tournament.
The concept of battlebots is very simple and obvious, the participants are asked to bring their robots and these robots are then left in an arena so that they can fight and eliminate each other. At the end of the show, the last robot standing wins. The robots however have to be self made by the participants.
That is why a number of unique robots are on the show when the battlebots. These robots are remote controlled and their owners control their movements while the robots are in the fight. A lot of things have to be taken in consideration when preparing a robot for battlebots. There are several weight categories in which you can enter and fight other robots. Most of the robots which participate in the battlebots are fully loaded with modern weapons and are automatic too.
Battlebots is also a famous television show. It is mainly a comedy show which spans across five seasons.
This comedy show, too, was centered on the fight between the robots but it did not receive the kind of applause which was received by the actual battlebots. The main reason behind this was its shaky story line and there were a number of sub plots which made the whole story extremely messy. Therefore the show flopped despite the presence of some of the most prominent names in the industry. After the completion of five seasons the show was abruptly ended.
However on the other hand battlebots is a highly popular competition which is appreciated for its ability to constantly innovate and evolve. This keeps battlebots fresh and alive even after years.