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Old 02-06-2015, 05:12 PM   #1
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Battlebots is coming back!

?Battlebots? Returns ? ABC Revives As Summer Reality Series | Deadline

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The battling robots are back! Twelve years after BattleBots ended its run on Comedy Central, ABC has picked up a reimagined take of the killer robot combat sport, from Whalerock Industries and the creators of the original BattleBots franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson. Former ABC topper Lloyd Braun executive produces the project, which has received a six-episode order to air this summer.

Like the original, the new series will feature homemade robots battling against each other in a single elimination tournament style format, until there is one champion. Of course, it will bring the franchise to 2015 with next generation robots – bigger, faster and stronger. The show also will have a greater emphasis on the design and build elements of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event. There will be cash prizes for winners in the Championship Rounds.

Separate weight classes will be eliminated so that robots of all sizes will battle against each other. (In the original BattleBots tournaments, robots were divided into four categories: Lightweight – 60 pounds; Middleweight – 120 pounds; Heavyweight – 220 pounds and Superheavyweight – 340 pounds)

State of the Art Onboard Technology and Cameras will be used for combat analytics. MGM Television, which has a development deal with Whalerock Industries, will be distributing the program internationally. Executive Producers are Braun, Chris Cowan, Roski and Munson.

A couple of years ago, Discovery Channel tried to launch a series with the same basic concept, Robogeddon, from producers James Cameron and Mark Burnett.

The BattleBots company launched robot competitions in 1999. That led to five semi-annual BattleBots tournaments, which were televised as a primetime series on Comedy Central. It premiered on 2000 and ran for five seasons. Here are some top BattleBots moments:

I remember this being awesome. With today's tech, there's going to be even more carnage.
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Sweet! I used to watch this and Robot Wars.
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The show was pretty cool, hopefully wont have too many of



these types of "robots" this time around.
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I hope something like this comes back



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I had some of these toys as a child - even had a miniature BattleBots arena
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Nice, I really used to enjoy robot wars. I always wanted to take part in it, and put my radio controlled car knowledge to the test. Maybe now this will be my chance! Haha.
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bring on the quadcopter bots. rain death from above
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robot wars was way way better with mick foley, remember the godzilla? or w/e the name it is...
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Still waiting for standup style fighting robots. Robot Jox style!

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wouldnt it be sick of high school robotics was actual robot wars.... rather than putting a ball in a fucking hoop or someshit
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Not battle bots, but somewhat related. Remember this episode?
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I remember Battlebots having Bill Nye as an analyst, and then Grant Imahara dominating middleweights with his Deadblow robot (that he used in a few Mythbusters experiments), but then again, early Robot Wars had Clarkson.

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never got into watch these when I was younger...are they scripted?
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I'm more interested in the construction/engineering side of the battlebots rather than the battling.

In my head, I'm thinking about all these good ideas to make a really good bot.
I've been looking around trying to find rules on what is legal or not in the bot construction but haven't been able to find any thing about it.

There must be some kind of restrictions, or everyone would be mounting flamethrowers and guns are their bots.
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I would love to build one, and I finally have the education and know how to do so... I'm really excited about this. I may convince friends and colleagues to go in with me to design and build one possibly. Could be a fun hobby.
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