Robot Boxing is a remote-controlled robotic sport. Any team who can make a
RoBoxer is welcomed to join in the fun! See our
Tips section to get started. RoBoxers
compete at RoboGames
and possibly other venues in the future. Think of them as smaller versions
of the eight-foot tall Real Steel-type boxing robots in the
Robot Combat League.
RoBoxers are BIG (220 pounds). They are human-shaped with human-type arm
motions and they roll about on a wheeled platform. This type of robot is
more complicated than most conventional combat robots but once it's made you
can probably count on using it for a long time. The emphasis is on the
action, the technology, and the driving challenge, and not on the actual
breaking of parts. It may take longer to build one but in the long run it
may take less of your time than a BattleBots-type robot.
RoBoxers were developed by
BattleKits founder Carlo Bertocchini,
RoboGames organizer Dave Calkins, and
Jamie Hyneman. Also on the RoBoxers team: Dave Andres and Rick Slagle.
Carlo and Jamie getting ready to box (with their robotic avatars)
The robots face off
Johnny takes a blow to the face
The gloves come off!
Carlo, Jamie, and teammate Rick Slagle enjoy the mayhem
Judge Dave Calkins announces the decision