Everyone has seen the hit T.V. show BattleBots, which pits two robots against each other in a gladiator style arena. However, many people don’t know the process behind building one. RoboJackets’ Battlebots team strives to build competitive robots which are strong enough to deal and take damage in battle while also instilling engineering knowledge into its members. The task is simple: build a robot to fight one-on-one with another robot of the same weight class. To accomplish this task, we manufacture most parts in shop and heavily focus on the mechanical components of the robot alongside the internal electrical components and controls. We are constantly pursuing improvement of our line up to make them more robust and dangerous than ever before.
Currently, three teams are designing featherweight (30lb) robots equipped with destructive weapons, durable chassis, and creative designs to compete in national competitions and championships. To improve our modeling and manufacturing capabilities, a research division focuses on testing novel ideas for robot controls, electrical schemas, and material composites. The 3-lb program prepares students to compete on larger featherweight robot teams by providing BattleBot design experience while teaching fundamental design and analysis principles.
National Havoc Robot League (NHRL)
NHRL attracts teams worldwide to compete in 30lb, 12lb, and 3lb combat robotics divisions in Norwalk, Connecticut. Each year, they host several competitions to qualify for the year’s World Championships. In 2023, one of our teams placed in the competition and qualified for the World Championship. Additionally, each of our 30lb teams will compete in two NHRL competitions in the 2023-2024 season to qualify for next year’s World Championships.
RoboJackets 25th Anniversary Competition
RoboJackets intends to host a 25th-anniversary competition in February 2024, and the competition will feature a 3lb combat robot competition. Teams from all over the nation will be invited to compete in this event at Georgia Tech.
State of Franklin Robot Rumble
The State of Franklin Robot Rumble is a small competition in Johnson, Tennessee. Our 3lb program, consisting of 6 robots, plans to attend this exciting and challenging robot combat event.
Thursday – 7 to 9:30 PM
Friday – 7 to 9:30 PM
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