This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET News Video: At Robo Games, fight for death, glory
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET News Video: At Robo Games, fight for death, glory

1:27 /

Robo Games are powering up in Northern California this weekend. The competition, now in its eighth year, attracts teams from all over the world, each hoping their homemade robot will out-duel the others. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

-It's gonna be awesome. I'm just so excited. I am so excited. -Thomas Cook is one of 940 competitors from 14 different countries with battling bots at this year's RoboGames. -I live for this. I mean, I wake up everyday and it's robots! -RoboGames is structured like the Olympics for robots. We have 70 different events. -But the main event is combat where bots from different weight classes battle it out until one is destroyed. -I just love seeing them blow up. -Awesome! Battle bots! We're-- We're gonna build something that kills stuff. -You get points if you're being aggressive and you also wanna inflict damage, but not sustain too much. -Even though some teens spend tens of thousands of dollars building their bots, they never see that money come back to me. The grand prize for winning RoboGames? Fame and bragging rights. But these competitors are here for the passion of the sport. Robots are really, really awesome, and heart wrenching, and headachy, and addictive; and I love them. -Next year, I'm going to college for material science and engineering and that's what this is. -Now, the goal is simple. Fight to the death. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, cnet.com for CBS News.

New releases

Sony's receiver offers big bang...
1:50 August 20, 2014
The Sony STR-DN1050 offers almost everything you could want in a mid-range receiver with plenty of features,...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,540: See-through...
35:31 August 20, 2014
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a see-through solar panel called "a window." Plus, LG's...
Play video
Barnes & Noble Nook gets the Galaxy...
2:57 August 20, 2014
Samsung puts a Nook spin on its Galaxy Tab 4, Sharp launches a smartphone with an eye-catching design, and...
Play video
Galaxy Tab 4 Nook: Hands-on with...
2:32 August 20, 2014
The Barnes & Noble version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 puts a new spin on a familiar and affordable Android...
Play video
ZTE's Nubia 5S Mini impresses on...
2:50 August 20, 2014
The ZTE Nubia 5S Mini is available contract-free for $280 -- a terrific price. It offers speedy performance,...
Play video
App for beating jet lag takes...
1:03 August 20, 2014
As the summer winds down and you squeeze in that last international vacation, let tech help you bounce back...
Play video
Is the Aston Martin DP-100 a vision...
7:09 August 20, 2014
Aston Martin teamed up with Polyphony Digital to put the DP-100 Concept in to Gran Turismo 6. XCAR spoke to...
Play video
Tips to stay safe on public Wi...
2:38 August 19, 2014
When you're away from home or work, free public Wi-Fi is incredibly convenient. But you do need to protect...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre