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Bot Brawls

Every year CIRC hosts one of the largest hobby robotics competitions in the country including RC combat, autonomous sumo robotics, autonomous line following, and more. This page contains information about future and past Bot Brawls including pictures, video, competition results, and more.

Below you will find the most up-to-date rules for the various competitions that are featured at our annual Bot Brawl competition. Due to time and resource constraints not every competition listed will always be included in each year’s event. If you have any questions about the rules please contact our club officers or bring your question to one of our monthly meetings.

Sumo (example video):
500 gram
3 kg

Line Course (example video):
Line Following
Line Maze

RC Combat (example video):
1 lb (Antweight)
3 lb (Beetleweight)

Other Events:
Checkers on a Sumo Ring

Discontinued Events: (Possible to resurrect if enough people are interested.)
LEGO Sumo
Best in Show

NOTE (1/7/12): Pages for previous Bot Brawls all the way back to 2002 will be added as we continue the move to our new website. Thank you for your patience.

Bot Brawl 17 Results

 

Bot Brawl 17 was hosted on August 12, 2017 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL.  This event was part of Ignite Peoria and the Midwest MakerFest.  The Midwest MakerFest is the largest MakerFest in the Midwest, and the Bot Brawl is the largest hobby robotics contest in the Midwest!  There were art exhibits, dance performances, maker demonstrations, and maker exhibits going on all day long in addition to the Bot Brawl.

The day was a success with 49 robots going at each other.  There were 20 Antweights and 14 Beetleweights competing.  A couple of robots had to drop out due to not passing safety inspections.  A few Beetleweights could not get ready in time and dropped out at the last moment.  The Mini (500g) Sumo event had 10 competitors that produced a few surprises with the upstarts taking on the veterans.  The Mega (3 kg) Sumo had only 2 competitors.  Two of the pre-registered robots ran into technical difficulties the night before and dropped out.  Still, the 2 entrants that were able to compete put on a good show.  The Line Following and Line Maze events were held as demonstrations due to a low number of entrants.  Checkers on a Sumo Ring had 3 competitors, with the victor upsetting last year’s champion.  The RC Combat Rumbles held at the end of the day were a great roar of fun.  The Antweight victor was chosen by audience applause since there were at least 6 bots still moving at the end of 4:00 minutes.  The Beetleweight victor was a surprise and left no doubt as to who was in charge of that rumble!

Live streaming videos are available at https://www.youtube.com/user/circrobotics
 

 
Here is a table of the final results.

Bot Brawl 2017 Final Results 
500 g Mini Sumo
Place Robot Team
1 Blooman dbots
2 Newman dbots
3 Orthos dbots
4 ExSpurt Brooksbots
5 GIZMO-UNI TeamUNI
5 Zoom-O CoolWHip
7 LI’L DEVIL TeamUNI
7 Zuman dbots
9 KING ARDY TeamUNI
9 UNICORN TeamUNI
3kg Mega Sumo
Place Robot Team
1 Executioner Brooksbots
2 Turf Andrew & Todd
Antweight
Place Robot Team
1 Ignatz VBT Robotics
2 The Snip Rad Robotics
3 Pushy Wushy Rad Robotics
4 Taster Bleach Boys
5 Ignition Haven
5 Betula Anthracnose
7 The Krave Monsters Hurd Robotics
7 This is a Test TML Productions
9 Spinook CoolWHip
9 10 Days Til Destruction Warwick Robotics STL
9 Ygritte The Northerners
9 Some Putty’s In Trouble Warwick Robotics STL
13 Holy Joe Scrappy Angels
13 Peter Pan Hurd Robotics
13 Circular Reference Arch Reactor STL
13 Stretcher Bleach Boys
17 Wombatchewed Loos Cannon
17 Sky Shark Black Lightning Robotics
17 Calamity Jazz Hands Rampage Productions
17 Odium Widows Peak
Beetleweight
Place Robot Team
1 k-too HtG Robotics
2 Phantom II Black Lightning Robotics
3 Catalpa Anthracnose
4 Boomzilla Rampage Productions
5 Cyanide VBT Robotics
5 King Googly Hurd Robotics
7 TripOut Team Cerberus
7 From the Top of Skyscrapers Warwick Robotics STL
9 Death from Above Endgame
9 Al6bb1 Al6kar
9 Dandelion Rampage Productions
9 Icky Mouse Widows Peak
13 Elepha-Flip Dan The Robot Man
13 Honorable Mention HtG Robotics
Checkers on a Sumo Ring
Place Robot Team
1 Coaster Central Illinois Robotics Club
2 Triple Jump Team tOBOR Combat Robotics
3 King Me dbots
Antweight Rumble
Place Robot Team
1 Spinook CoolWHip
Beetleweight Rumble
Place Robot Team
1 Icky Mouse Widows Peak

 

Many thanks to our sponsors for 2017!!  Without them, our prize selection would not have been possible.  With all the great prizes we were able to offer, our victors had a hard time selecting which prizes to take home.

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August 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm | Bot Brawls, Uncategorized | No comment

Bot Brawl 2016

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The 2016 Bot Brawl took place on August 13th, 2016 at the Peoria Civic Center in conjunction with River City LabsMidwest MakerFest and Ignite Peoria.  Results, pictures, video, and sponsor info can be found on the event page.  This year’s Bot Brawl was a roaring success with a total of 41 robots that competed in the Antweight RC Combat, Beetleweight RC Combat, Mini Sumo, Checkers On A Sumo Ring, Line Follow, and Line Maze competitions.  Thanks to all of the robot operators who made this event fun!!!  Can’t wait to see what creations you bring back next year!

Click for Highlights and Results

October 1, 2015 at 10:18 am | Bot Brawls | No comment

Bot Brawl 2015

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Illinois State University RedBird Arena, Normal, IL

The 2015 Bot Brawl will be held during the 5th annual Family Science Day in collaboration with:

Come see one of the United States’ longest-running robotic combat competitions, now in our 15th year! See the metallic carnage of the RC Combat Arena or the displays of brute strength in the Sumo Ring! Watch some of the fastest robots in Illinois fly around the line following track! Or see if the more intelligent autonomous robots can outsmart the labyrinth in the Maze Solver competition! Admission to the event is FREE and registration is NOW OPEN!

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February 10, 2015 at 11:57 pm | Bot Brawls | No comment

Bot Brawl 2014

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Illinois State University RedBird Arena, Normal, IL

The 2014 Bot Brawl was held during the 4th annual Family Science Day in collaboration with:

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November 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Bot Brawls | No comment

Bot Brawl 2013

Illinois State University RedBird Arena, Normal, IL

The 2013 Bot Brawl was held during the 3rd annual Family Science Day in collaboration with:

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December 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Bot Brawls | No comment

Bot Brawl 2012

Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL

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December 26, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Bot Brawls | 3 comments

Bot Brawl 2011

Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL

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April 2, 2011 at 9:03 am | Bot Brawls | No comment

2010 Bot Brawl

Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL

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March 6, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Bot Brawls | No comment