The BattleBots 2019 season is here!
Great News BotFans! BattleBots is back with our best season yet. Catch BattleBots airing Fridays on Discovery and Wednesdays on Science Channel (with extra footage!). The new season will include two blocks of 8-episodes (16 total with a mid-season break). Each episode will be 2-HOURS LONG complete with incredible fights and amazing behind the scenes footage from the Pit (where the robots are repaired between battles). Don’t miss the all new, Botastic, 2019 BattleBots!
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5 hours ago
That's The Best thing I saw all day
As an admin of shuntposting I can confirm we are the best group on the interwebs
this somehow made faruq even more lovable....someone! LET ME HUG HIM. how can you not want to?
We don’t totally suck
can confirm, best group
Any time 😎
You know Faruq would've done it anyway if it was written for him
I’d love to see a full version someday
Amanda L. McLellan
My day is already made now lol
Is it just me or does anyone else skip his intros?
Meme is pretty damn good.
17 hours ago
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Look Brother, listen Bots... oil will spill, gears with break. Forecast Calls For PAIN !
Even *you* can build a winning BattleBot for the low price of $19,998.00.
I'll be back!!! *said in Terminator voice*
Can any of you beat the shuntposters? m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157426080366823&id=576256822&set=gm.1063355337197042&source=48&re...
And with index finger my second cousin Jimmy made me the man I am today. Jimmy, it was the greatest day of my life.
No Kenny, the camera is over there
"And I'll tell you what" 😂 love this guys enthusiasm.
"You're breathtaking!" "You're all breathtaking!"
"Would you please point to who is awesome"
That fight right there was AMAZING! Did you see how that blade broke through the chassis!
For those that know what the Switch does, you'll get this
Just 15 seconds of hearing that guy gave me a headache. I might be able to get past it if his bot wasn’t so abysmal.
"And I tell you what, my bot will be in 3 pieces next time!"
"I'm Tim "the Tool Man" Taylor, this is Al, and today on Home Improvement we're gonna show you how to turbo charge your washing machine with a lawn mower engine!"
Hulkamania is alive and well brother!
That guy is amazing. He needs to be a commentator.
And I’ll tell you what Brother! What are you gonna do when three of my bot pieces are coming after you!
When I listened to him talk I was transported back to the Hulkamania days!
JUST BECAUSE I SPENT 50 CENTS ON MY RX DOESNT MEAN THE BOT WILL STAY TOGETHER\
Do you know that fellow who is looking at me right now?
We’re coming for you. After we put our bot together
Whatcha gonna do when robotmania runs wild on you!
And that kids, is why you don’t stick your finger in the light socket!
1 day ago
SPOILER ALERT - Minotaur vs. Whiplash from epsidoe 2 of BattleBots. BotFans, What did you think of this fight? ... See MoreSee Less
A great showcase of driving from both teams. But both teams need to now concentrate on dialing in their weapons.
The majority of this season has seemed more like who's bot will wear out first and not who's can destroy the other one. I love battlebots but this season has been 💩 so far...
i think minotaur should have kept their old configuration. They were the most aggressive and one of the most destructive bots last year, this year they looked like a pushbot that's just barely grinding the color off of whiplash....
I was highly disappointed in minotaur. I hope they make some major adjustments in the pits for the rest of the season
Wish Minotaur had their weapon working but it was still a good driving match.
I really wanted to see this matchup... and still feel like I haven’t, really. If Minotaur had spun up fully, it would have been a different battle, and I would have been much happier about either team winning. Them’s the breaks, though....
I think the early favorites have to be Tombstone, Whiplash, Bite Force, Monsoon, Bronco, and Son of Whyachi. Witchdoctor still has durability issues with its motor and such. Minotaur is having problems with its drum. Early dark horses right now would be Sawblaze, Duck, Railgun Max, and Cobalt. Not really that impressed with Hydra with all the hype. It seems too clunky in maneuverability and other bots can get around and attack the sides. Bronco is just overall way better than Hydra. Wasn't impressed with Ragnarok as well. It just seems those overhead axes and hammers just usually don't cut it.
That was a very poor battle from both sides. Hope they can do it better soon. :/
Sadly, this entire season has been rather disappointing. Sure, a couple good battles, but mostly a game of attrition. Not super exciting to watch crazy amounts of commercial time only to come back to boring battles.
This match was a little booring....would of love to have seen somthing play out..whiplash in on the rise..those kids are gonna be a round a while..
Disappointing fight, but I'm sure they'll both get it figured out.
A LOT of the heavily hyped fights have resulted in very little this season, it’s starting to make watching them pretty disappointing for viewers. Either the primary weapon doesn’t function from the beginning, or the floor of the BattleBox interferes with the movement of the Bots by being so uneven and damaged. Bots that had just been tested outside in the test chamber and maneuvered just fine immediately start dragging on the floor and catching on the underside of the Bots. Without maneuverability or weapons, these have been some pretty terrible fights. Hope to see adjustments in the future for the benefit of builders and fans.
Downgraded yeti vs whiplash fight. But very tactical.
I expected more out of Minotaur but I’m also impressed that Matt Vasquez was able to outdrive Daniel Freitas
Not great performances from the older bots this season. But these new ones are crushing it. Rail gun max! He can go all the way!
Hate how a lot of folks are saying "all the fights are boring fights blah blah blah" it's a lot of first real life testing for some bots, still trying to work put the kinks in the system it's the first few episodes, theres a lot still to come with big hits and destruction but you Have to be patient. 👍🏻
The past two episodes were... underwhelming. The best part about last week was watching Free Shipping get his air miles.
That was a terrible fight. I think I preferred the fight between Foxic and MR Speed Squared.
I think Hexbug needs to make a Whiplash toy #HexbugMakeAWhiplashToy
If minotaur was working properly it would have been a different fight. But whiplash has a hell of a driver in Matt Velasquez
I didnt see one good fight last episode but I still love it
Enjoyed it but wished Minotaur’s spinner was at full speed.
I still never got to see Season 3 because I don't have a TV provider. The episodes were locked on the Science site if I couldn't give my TV service information.
I'm still a fan of Minotaur, but the battle was a little bit boring...
Im confused. Im getting season 4 flood on comcast. Aren't we in season 9? I dont see any s9 episodes. Comcast got it all messed up?
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Great job Bloodsport team!!
Great job Rookies! Keep up the damaging hits!
Love the name!
Love to see the up and comers.
Nice to see new blood, come into the sport.
Great work for the new team. Gotta dial in that weapon!
If they can get that bar spinner working consistently, they could be a team to watch this year.
What Foxtel station ? 🤔
You guys....are just about the same bot that killed mine. Except it had a square body not round. Giving me flashbacks
That thing was fun to watch. If they keep tweaking it I think it's going to give some other bot builders a bad evening
Guessing Watersport didn’t make a splash this year?
Guessing Watersport didn’t make a splash this year?
Wow, BITE-FORCE is one TOUGH bot! You better beat Wyochi.
I know Tombstone is sitting back laughing at most, but I enjoyed Bloodsport.
BREAKER-BOT'S Owner has the COOLEST outfit!!!
Loving these 2 hour episodes
For a robot, I would make some real decorative, yet functional armor plating. Otherwise, I would use it to make metal hurricane shutters with slats for people down here in the south east coast.
Prosthetics for the unfortunate. Mainly children and veterans.
It’s sad to see Nightmare gone forever cuz it was such a mean looking robot but I agree with it’s creator. Nightmare’s design isn’t equipped for today’s technology. Thanks for the memories Nightmare you’ll always be one of my favorites!
I would make lots of holes in Tombstone! 😉
The possibilties are endless with this cnc milling, would love to have one on my garage 😉 🚀🛸
Oh man that's a John Saunders fixture plate! Congrats dude!
A slightly smaller CNC machine? I would name it Tormach Also
This is amazing
I would make whatever I wanted. 🙂
I would build a battle bot lol I heard I cant hold tolerances with tormach can you use them to machine medical grade ?
Honestly? One industrial grade flyswatter...🤷♂️
Last night was good except the final match but one never knows - the right hit can knock anyone out.
A big ball with gyroscopes to get in and roll down the freeway.
Be able to produce parts for the FRC team I coach. We don't have a machine shop so everything is done with hand tools which is really limiting
Break out the hose, cause it's going to get hot! BattleBots is on Discovery NOW!
And be sure to stay after for Savage Builds, the new show by former BattleBots builder and Judge Adam Savage! ... See MoreSee Less
We are loving the season so far.
Love to watch the bots battle it out every week. I am happy to see several builders modifying their bots to be more competitive. I still think tombstone is the bot to beat though...
Wow!!! I am LOVING tonight’s matches!!!! 😎😎😎
Missed the show so much! So glad it’s back! It’s robot fighting time! The matches have been awesome so far!
Why was Bronco’s washing machine propped up for their demo but Hydra’s wasn’t? Doesn’t that change the leverage of the whole thing? I’m amped to watch both of them just thought that was weird 😅😍
Hydra is awesome I just hope they make it move a bit faster so the other bots don't run circles around it. Whyachi team has three awesome robots. I love it!
Put the episodes up same day on YouTube paid season. Really wanted to watch the episode with friends tonight after buying in last week.
Hydra and Rail Gun Max are the first new bots to truly wow me this season. There's plenty of time to see the others in action, but those two are my favs for the time being.
I'm just sitting here waiting for my hero, Free Shipping, to win a match
Hydra is going to have a great season, I'm calling it
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I love Ragnorok! That thing kicked butt with its ax! It was a beast!
gotta love the Piro
Bronco vs Hydra confirmed?
Hydra looks better than Bronco.
I think I set my dvr for Sci and discover channel. Now I get double episodes. Lol
Which bot did Savage build? I know Grant Imahara used to fight in Battle bots but I didn't know Savage had built one. Savage was a guest Judge. Imahara built and ran Deadblow. I know that for sure.
It's not showing up on Discovery Go as it did the last 2 episodes. Have they changed the time in which the full episodes are released on Discovery Go?
I see this all as foreshadowing for a Hydra vs Bronco main event sometime
We might be lucky to get it on Discovery here in Australia next year.
That tagline was so close to Dingodile's line from Crash Bandicoot. "Break out the butter, we're gonna make toast!"
Duck! we missed ya! Continue the Vendici Mia 2019 Tour next week. Never Forget!
5pm in Hawaii. ...can't wait.
LIKE to watch bots battle, LOVE to be there.
It was awesome to see it live!!
Damn, that thing is monstrous! Always great to see another powerful flipper in the competition.
I love flipper bots. When they were saying they wanted to be better than Bronco I was thinking those were some bold words, but i gotta say from their tests i was impressed. Lacked a little in the actual fight, but i look forward to what they will do going forward
I'm hooked on BattleBots.
I live with my father who is a fan of Bronco, but dislikes Team Whyachi. He's hoping for Bronco to flip this bot out of the arena. As for me I wasn't too impressed with their performance tonight. They definitely have some things to work out (not throwing teammates under the bus in the post battle interview being one of them), but I'll keep my eye on Hydra. At the very least it has a beautiful and amazing looking paint job.
I was able to catch it live after all. The power is definitely there, but they’re gonna have to work on their driving a little bit if they want to go the distance.
Team Bronco here!
Oooh! I love me the flipper bots!! Anxious to see my Bronco again, but surely looking forward to the new guy ♥️
Wow! Looking forward to it in the ring!
They compared its activation time for the flippers but what they left out and i think more important is what is the recharge time for the flippers? With that small amount of hydraulic oil it needs to recompress that after each activation where bronco already has a reserve of compressed air for each shot.
That’s impressive. I work on ATV’s and to see one fly like that is awesome
If they can work out the kinks with Hydra, I think hydraulics might be better than pneumatics for flipper bots. Sure, Bronco has a higher flip and more hang time, but speed usually wins. Also not sure what was going on with Falcon's drive, but the idea of a double spinner (and one that can drive inverted) piques my interest.
Bronco will forever be the flipper king.
That little thing flipped an ATV?
This is such a slick & beautiful bot!
When they were flipping the washer, Hydra had it flat on the ground - the other one (forget the bot) had one side resting on a board.
The jury is still out on Hydra, but it has potential.
Hopefully there will be a pit segment about Hydra.
I hope someone would make a bot that has Jackhammer w/ rubber tire armor.
oh I am ready for THIS
Because battlebots is hyping up this flipper (and not lucky), it looks like they did well and maybe won the giant nut (NOT SPOILERS). Also they mention them in the description too of the episode.
I'm more curious to see what it'll do to Bronco.
Bronco beats this
uh oh bronco and mammoth should be ready
Mike Miller here's a new flipper! 😮
Tonight's Main Event is going to be a SMASH FEST! BotFans, does Yeti have the muscle to KO Bite Force? Or will the 2018 champ make Yeti deadi? Find out who wins TONIGHT on BattleBots, 8pm on Discovery (check your local listings for the exact time in your area). And be sure to stay after for Savage Builds, the new show by former BattleBots builder and Judge Adam Savage! ... See MoreSee Less
Interesting match up I can't wait and the fight card style of the last 2 seasons are awesome because we get cool matchups like this that in a final 16 might never happen
Bite force 🤞🏻
Awesome battles last night.
good luck Yeti
Even us Nana’s love this show
Michael Chandler Allen
I love BattleBots!
Yeti is tough, but i don't know how many bite force uppercuts it can withstand.
I rooting for Bite Force to win the main event!
Going to be a great battle! 👊
Well at least it was a main event, the best fight of the episode
I think Bite Force will win, but I will be cheering for Yeti.
This show is so fun !!!
Jarrod Darcy Weinert just showing off my new top fan badge
Tonight's fight card looks great
Yeti for the win.
Fight card tonight..cant wait...Bite Force...!!
I would love to see a double corkscrew design far enough apart to grab both sides of the opposition bot and just runs it up these auger like screws crushing and flinging the opposition bot in the air, just add tapering at the top to crush them as they fly up and over or right up into the screws crushing the farther it climbs. make sure you can reverse the screws as needed incase the opposition gets caught in the screws. www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1tbsVs5BCY
great matchup! 2 hard core fighting bots. life is good!
Battlebots not on tonight in canada 8pm?
I want yeti to win but bite force always finds a way win.
We are a split decision here, 2 for each 🙈🐞
Yeti gonna lose...
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The debut of TWO new Team Whyachi bots. The return of Jim Smentowski. Monsoon and Ragnarök - old friends now foes? Our second team from China, and so much more! This Fight Card is stacked! And special footage from the Pit: Who can launch a washing machine higher - Hydra or Bronco? Tune-in for it all. Tomorrow, 8pm on Discovery (check your local listings for exact times in your area). ... See MoreSee Less
Good looking card
Awesome! New episode! 👊
Impressive fight card. Looking forward to seeing the new Team Whyachi bots.
Awesome enjoy watching free shipping!!
The battle to flip the washing machine higher is a brilliant idea. This looks like a brilliant card as well.
This is a great fight card my picks are war hawk, breaker box, rail gun max, monsoon, hydra, lucky, copperhead, and bite force
Looking forward to this one, Yeti always makes for a fun match.
Awesome... copperhead a.k.a onepiece😅 good luck,,today..
Bloodsport and lucky is going to be an interesting combination! On one hand we’ve seen what son of whyachi did to Lucky but on the other we know what’s happened to older bots like Tornado Mer in the past when tipped on their side! Looking forward to this one 🙂
YETI! They have always been my favorite, and I can’t remember if it was Peter or Chris on the amazon live event that said they were excited about Yeti this year. Hoping they take down the champ!!!!!!
I predicted 6 out of 7 correctly Friday night. I am pleased 😃
Looking forward to this even more now!
Can't wait to see Petunia back in action!
Cool seeing new robots this season mixed in with favorites. Loved the first two episodes - Discovery really is hitting the mark on the shows production right now.
Man, these cards have been super impressive! Cannot wait for tomorrow!
Hail Hydra! (But bronco will always be my favorite flipper)
Awesome fight card. Definitely going to have to watch this on SC since Petunia is such a fun sleeper bot. That weapon is so slow, but when it makes contact it's brutal
Free Shipping got a redesign? Looks like there’s less to bend or fly off now. Probably a good move. My 8 yr old son’s favorite bot is Yeti, but he says “sadly, I think Bite Force is going to win.” Lots of new/lesser known bots on this card. Hard to make predictions, but looking forward to watching!
Petuna over War Hawk; Falcon over Breaker Box; Rail Gun beats Mad Catter; Monsoon over Ragnarok in a close one; Free Shipping over Hydra; Lucky over Bloodsport; Skorpios over Copperhead; Bite Force beats Yeti
I think Bite Force, Copperhead, Hydra, Monsoon, and War Hawk are all clear favorites as long as they are working properly. The rest are almost impossible to guess without seeing all these new bots in action first.
The only ones I can call are Bite Force and War Hawk winning. The others all have at least one new robot who I have no performance knowledge on. It looks like a cool lineup for this episode. 🙂
Patiently waiting on my favorite bot, Bronco.
Good to see some variety with interesting new setups and weapons. The field was getting pretty generic with similar bots using similar weapons. This should shake things up a bit.
Can’t wait ! Really excited to see Copperhead in action. poison arrow was one of my faves to root for 🙂
Bite Force vs. Yeti has been a dream fight of mine! Others are also Bite Force vs. Tombstone rematch, Bite Force vs. Bronco, Yeti vs Bronco, Yeti vs. Death Roll, Yeti vs. HUGE, Yeti vs. Minotaur, and Yeti vs. Lock Jaw rematch.
As we gaze upon tomorrow's Main Event, let us ask ourselves if anyone can beat the 2018 Champion Bite Force? And if anyone can, could that person/robot be the great Greg Gibson, The Alaskan Assassin? Find out tomorrow night at 8pm on Discovery (check local listing for exact time in your area). ... See MoreSee Less
The Alaskan Assassin needs to be a t shirt.
What 's the rest of the fight card?
This fight gonna be seismic.
I'm so excited, voting for bite force! 🙂
Go Bite Force!!! Go Paul!!
I would think strategy and a well crafted bot plus opportunity create a victory, and hoping your opponent makes a mistake. This is the big leagues. I taught robotics about nine years ago and the students had to work as a team to garner success. I had never heard of battlebots until last year. Personally if we as a civilization could resolve all issues in the world in a battle cage with machines maybe we wouldn't have many of the problems we now have in the world. We can't change man's desire for conflict, but there is a better way to solve problems. My thoughts, anyway. Lastly, yeti can win, just a matter of time.
I'm betting on BiteForce.
I'm a sucker for rooting for the underdog, so I'll root for Yeti.
No shot against Team Bite Force, but I want to see someone new take the Giant Nut (please don’t hate me Ray Billings!) to create proof that this industry and sport is not fixed. Also, my personal sports motto is “Never underestimate the underdogs.” Go Go Yeti!
Yeti is a disappointment
Bite Force is gonna eat!!!
I for one think that this match up will be a good hard hitting fight to immobilization. Go Paul and Aptyx Designs. BITE FORCE!!!
Both great teams but I’m Yeti for the Alaskan Assassin to dominate the season.
I really don't care who wins but maybe I'm leaning towards yeti because I kinda want to see biteforce lose again (no hate on Paul & his team). But on the technical side, I think biteforce has the advantage since they can dish out more damage, their weapon sticks out more, doesn't have expose wheels, and is much lower to the ground. This is also like a dream fight because what if biteforce didn't lose to chomp, then this would have been the quarterfinal matchup in season 2.
Fun fact about this fight: bite force has beaten every robot that defeated yeti
Marie Christine, here you go.
Should be a good battle this, then again I said that last week about the main event and it was crap
Battlebots out here doing dream matches
I love bite force! I believe he will win!
Ese otro robot lo que ha tenido es suerte
Hopefully Yeti can get the win and show that Bite Force isn't unstoppable but it's probably Bite Force for the win again
Yeti all the way!!