NTV Set to Repeat Real Robot Battle TV Special (Video)

Real robot battle

No specifics yet, but NTV has posted a promotional banner on their website advertising the 2014 Real Robot Battle competition. Last years event, which resulted in a 2+ hour television special, turned out to be extremely popular, and the company is hoping to repeat that success and perhaps even turn it into an annual event.

Assuming that the rules haven’t changed from 2013, anywhere from six to eight teams will field massive robots over 2 meters tall to battle it out in the ring. Each robot utilizes a wheeled mobility platform of their own design, but from the knees up the competitors are quasi-humanoid and powerful enough to inflict significant damage on each other. 

This should give you an idea of how big these robots really are:

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Bay Area Maker Faire 2014: 3D Printed Parrot (Video)

Here's a robot video that I found interesting:



The entire parrot, uncluding the crank mechanism that makes it move, was 3D printed in plastic.
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Bay Area Maker Faire 2014: Game of Drones (Video)

Here's a robot video that I found interesting:



One of the most interesting and exciting events at the Bay Area Maker Faire is the Game of Drones matches. Two drones, typically quad or hexacopters, go head to head with no holds bared. One of them, and sometimes both, end up in pieces spread all over the concrete floor.
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Bay Area Maker Faire 2014: Opening Crowds (Video)

Here's a robot video that I found interesting:



The Bay Area Maker Faire 2014 drew crowds that exceeded 130,000 people over the two day weekend.
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Bay Area Maker Faire 2014: Arc Attack (Video)

Here's a robot video that I found interesting:



Arc Attack is a unique combination of science, performance art, music (kind of), Tesla coils, and robotics. They only put on a half dozen performances a year, but are definitely worth the effort to see. http://ift.tt/KhAi1p
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