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'Battlebots' champion uses smartphones to help robots see the world

For Road Trip 2015, we chat with Donald Hutson, one of the reigning robot warriors, about cheaper machines and how the ubiquity of mobile devices will help push robots into the mainstream.

By July 19, 2015


Ready for a robot smackdown? 'BattleBots' returns to TV

DIY metal machines fight to the death. Real-life rock 'em sock 'em competition "BattleBots" to air on ABC after a 12-year hiatus.

By February 8, 2015


Prepping for 50-on-50 aerial BattleBot conflict (pictures)

At the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., researchers are working on a wide variety of technologies, including systems for setting up complex airborne UAV skirmishes.

18 Images By June 21, 2012


Photos: BattleBots duke it out

Sparks fly, literally, at the high-tech, twisted-metal robot engineering competition for college students.

12 Images By April 27, 2009


Battlebot: The future of sports?

Battlebot, billed as the next smash-hit geek sport, launches a Web site featuring animation robots designed to, um, kick each other's bots.

February 15, 2001