RoboGames 2012: Inside Mech Warfare HardCore (Video)

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This has to be the best Mech Warfare HardCore video ever! Atamo managed to capture video of the action from both the spectator and the robots view points using a GoPro camera mounted on the head of Frog Foot:

Via: ROBOGAMES2012 MechWars - HardCore - YouTube

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Discovery Canada To Feature Mech Warfare

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I was really happy to see that Mech Warfare is getting lots of attention from the mass media. In addition to all of the online coverage and articles, later this month Mech Warfare will be featured on the Discovery Canada "Daily Planet" show. It is also expected to be available online via the Discovery Canada website.

The amount of time, effort, and dedication that Andrew Alter and his team have poured into the movement is amazing to say the least. While others, myself included, were somewhat skeptical and cautious, even questioning if the new robot sport would get off the ground, Andrew and other supporters that shared his vision and enthusiasm never wavered and have made it a reality. 

Via: Discovery Canada Visits Trossen Robotics « Trossen Robotics Blog

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Robot Duo Looking For Trouble

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120420 RoboGames 2012-4, a photo by Robots-Dreams on Flickr.

Insanity Wolf and Zot gave a glimpse of the future of robot battle at RoboGames 2012.

Zot is one of the powerful, agile humanoid robots developed by Farrell Robotics that took home medals at the world's largest open robot competition held in San Mateo, California last month.

Insanity Wolf, a dual airsoft gun equipped quadroped robot operated remotely using a head mounted wireless camera, was designed by Andrew Alter, the primary driving force behind Mech Warfare.

Edit [5/9/2012]: Corrected Zot's name.

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Mech Warfare at RoboGames 2012

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Mech Warfare has turned into a major robot sport with more than enough participants, energy, and excitement to earn a spot in competitive robotics history. 

Via: Mech Warfare and RoboGames 2012

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Mech Wars HardCore Super Stars

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Che Edoga (left) and Yoshihiro Shibata (right) posing before they prepared their rocket equipped humanoid robots to do battle in the Mech Wars HardCore event at RoboGames 2012.

Via: Mech Warfare and RoboGames

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Mech Warfare Hardcore Robot Battle Challenge Match Heats Up! (Video)

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One thing I really enjoy about robot competitions like RoboGames and Mech Warfare is the friendliness and openness of the participants. Even when they are trying their best to defeat, and potentially demolish, each other's robots, they still manage to keep it polite and friendly.

Take for example, the Shibata - Che Edoga Mech Warfare Hardcore rivalry...

Mech Warfare Hardcore Robot Battle Challenge Match Heats Up! (Video)’ continues

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