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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
3kg

Line Course (example video):
Line Following
Line Maze

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

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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