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Do you like robots? Do you wanna see robots fuck each other up live and in person? Well, wait no more! This year’s ComBots Cup takes place 2-7pm, October 29-30th, 2011 at the San Mateo County Event Center in beautiful San Mateo, California, a mere fifteen minutes south of SF.
Teams from all over the US, Canada and Brazil will be coming to California to fight for The ComBots Cup – the annual international robot combat championship, now in its sixth year. The ComBots Cup is to fighting robots what the World Series is to baseball! It’s what The Stanley Cup is to hockey, only more METAL.
The two-day event features robots weighing up to 220 pounds fighting to be crowned the world heavyweight champion. While the recent movie “Real Steel” thrills audiences with CGI robots, the ComBots Cup promises the real thing.
You can can a preview of all the contestants here
At stake for competitors is not just honor and glory, but the ComBots Cup itself, a 100lb, three-foot-high trophy that comes with the biggest cash prize purse in the sport. As seen on Discovery Science Channel’s “Killer Robots: RoboGames 2011″ hosted by MythBuster Grant Imahara, robot combat is enjoying a renaissance due to the burgeoning DIY culture in the US and beyond. Watch the video from this spring’s Discovery special.
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