Meet the robots

  • Axe Backwards (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Axe Backwards Builder: Kurt Durjan Type: Drum spinner Job: Execute the vision. Team: KurTrox Robotix Kurt Durjan, Abra Durjan, Garrett Durjan, Hector Marini, Kevin Read, Grant Pitcher, Taiowa Donovan Years competing: Rookie on BB, Rookie on FMB-China, 17 years in the sport of combat robotics. Hometown: Palm City, FL Favorite…

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  • Bale Spear (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Bale Spear Builder: Earl Pancoast III Type: Poker Job: Builder and driver Team: Forge & Farm Combat Robots Earl Pancoast III, Kenny Blades,Joe Filigno, Kyle Singer, Alexander Grant, Matt Bradway Years competing: 4 years Hometown: Salem, NJ Favorite tool: Millrite mill Sponsors: Favorite robot: Johnny 5 Website: facebook.com/Bale-Spear-Battlebots-290080538189843/ Interesting fact:…

  • Basilisk (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Basilisk Builder: Lucas Sloan Type: Flipper Job: 3D Wizard Team: MBSrobotics Lucas Sloan, Pierre Blanchard, Emily Ahlf Years competing: 3 years Hometown: Edmonton, Canada Favorite tool: Lasers! Sponsors: Formlabs Karma Machining & Manufacturing MadeBySloan Special Metal Fabricating Favorite robot: GLaDOS Website: MBSrobotics.com facebook.com/MBSrobotics instagram.com/MBSrobotics Interesting fact: Basilisk likes to selfie…

  • Battle Royale With Cheese (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Battle Royale With Cheese Builder: Miles Pekala Type: Bar spinner (horizontal) Job: Robotics Engineer Team: Poor Life Choices Miles Pekala, Jen Herchenroeder, Jordan Bunker, Lindsay Oliver, Jim Burke, Charles Wittington, Brice Farrell, Jeremy Ashinghurst, Angela Rothbaum Years competing: 1 year Hometown: Oakland, CA Favorite tool: Welder/Plasma Cutter Sponsors: Digikey Imgur…

  • Bite Force (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Bite Force Builder: Paul Ventimiglia Type: Bar spinner (vertical) Job: Mechanical Designer / Robotics Engineer Team: APTYX Designs Teena Liu, Jeremiah Jinno, Cory McBride, Travis Covington, Rob Masek Years competing: 18 years Hometown: Mountain View, CA Favorite tool: Haas VF2SS, Lincoln Power Mig 256, WERA Zyklop Sockets Sponsors: VEX Robotics…

  • Blacksmith (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Blacksmith Builder: Al Kindle Type: Hammer Job: Electro-Mechanical Technician Team: Half Fast Astronaut Al Kindle, Alan Young, John Wolan, James Iocca Years competing: 23 years Hometown: Edison, NJ Favorite tool: Band Saw Sponsors: Nuclear Blast Records NPC Robotics Kloeckner Metals Maxamps.com jetprecision.com Favorite robot: Maximillian Website: facebook.com/teamhfa twitter.com/blacksmithbot instagram.com/blacksmithbattlebot Interesting…

  • Bombshell (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Bombshell Builder: Michael Jeffries Type: Disc spinner (vertical) Job: Research Technologist Team: Chaos Corps Michael Jeffries, Julie Simancek, Brandon Davis, Matthew Carroll, Brittany Carroll, Dan Hammer, Jason Brown, Jamie Price, Chris Williamson, Randy Farmer Years competing: 100+ years combined experience Hometown: Atlanta, GA Favorite tool: Angle Grinder, for any situation…

  • Bronco (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Bronco Builder: Reason Bradley, Alexander Rose Type: Launcher Job: Driver, co-driver Team: Inertia Labs Reason Bradley, Alexander Rose, Christopher Daniel, Scoutt Balchowsky Years competing: 22 years Hometown: Sausalito, CA Favorite tool: Pirahna Ironworker Sponsors: Vex Robotics Autodesk Ninja Paintball Stompump Favorite robot: Rat Thing from the novel ‘Snow Crash’ Website:…

  • Brutus (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Brutus Builder: Adam Bercu Type: Disc spinner (vertical) Job: Entrepreneur Team: Team Brutus Adam Bercu, Amanda Fowler, Luis Rosende, Ben Striegal Years competing: 15 years Hometown: Somerville, MA Favorite tool: TIG welder Sponsors: Autodesk FLIR Equals Zero Designs NPC Robotics Favorite robot: Marvin the paranoid android Website: facebook.com/brutusbattlebot Interesting fact:…

  • Captain Shrederator (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Captain Shrederator Builder: Brian Nave Type: Full-Body Spinner Job: Retired Electrical Engineer Team: Team LOGICOM Brian Nave, Nicholas Nave, Michael Nave, Joe Johnson, Brian Hauch Years competing: 20 years Hometown: Ormond Beach, FL Favorite tool: 3D Printer Sponsors: Battle Beach, LLC Ameritech Favorite robot: Data Website: Teamlogicom.com battlebeach.com Interesting fact:…

  • Chomp (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Chomp Builder: Zoe Stephenson Type: Pneumatic hammer and flamethrower Job: Mechanical Engineer Team: The Machine Corps Zoe Stephenson, Jascha Little, Dimitar Vassilev, Robbie Bennett, Jo Balme Years competing: 2 years Hometown: Seattle, WA Favorite tool: Waterjet… and hammer, of course Sponsors: Applied Invention LLC Favorite robot: Opportunity, the unkillable Mars…

  • Deviled Egg (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Deviled Egg Builder: Zak Hassanein Type: Drum spinner Job: Fabricator, Driver Team: Recoil Robotics Zak Hassanein, Sydney Crump, Shannon O’Hare, Kathy O’Hare, Stephen Jacobson, Ryan Hasty Years competing: 1 year Hometown: Vallejo, CA Favorite tool: My hands Sponsors: ameriDroid Obtainium Works Favorite robot: Robbie the Robot Website: obtainiumworks.net/battlebots2018 Interesting fact:…

  • Double Dutch (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Double Dutch Builder: Kevin Lung Type: Bar spinner (horizontal) Job: Lead Mechanical Engineer at Moog Space and Defense. Team: Iron LungFish Robotics Kevin Lung, Emmet Lung, Dave Rhodes, Michael Rhodes, Frank Mueller Years competing: 4 with a 16 year hiatus before now Hometown: Wadsworth, IL Favorite tool: Automatic Center Punch…

  • Double Jeopardy (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Double Jeopardy Builder: Evan Woolley Type: Shooter Job: Attorney in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group at Alston & Bird Team: Team Double Trouble Evan Woolley (Captain, Driver, Lead Designer), Bryce Woolley (Trigger Man, Creative Genius), Bill Woolley (Co-Lead Designer, Safety Guy) Years competing: 17 years of robots, but BattleBots…

  • DUCK! (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: DUCK! Builder: Hal Rucker Type: Lifter Job: Inventor Team: Team Black & Blue Hal Rucker, Hannah Rucker, Kathy Rucker Years competing: 16 years Hometown: Hillsborough, CA Favorite tool: X-Acto Knife Sponsors: Protolabs Favorite robot: Rosie Website: facebook.com/BlackandBlueRobotics halrucker.com Interesting fact: DUCK! features a unibody chassis milled out of one large…

  • End Game (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: End Game Builder: Jack Barker Type: Disc spinner (vertical) Job: Software Engineer Team: OYES Robotics Jack Barker, Steven Barker, Russell Barker, Nick Mabey, Griffin Tabor Years competing: Rookie Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand Favorite tool: Hot glue gun Sponsors: University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering Vista Entertainment Solutions MGM Controllers Favorite…

  • Free Shipping (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Free Shipping Builder: Gary Gin Type: Lifter Job: Design Specialist at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, UC Berkeley Team: Team Special Delivery Gary Gin, Chris Gin, Eric Gin, Jim Yeh, Forrest Yeh, Roland Saekow Years competing: 17 years Hometown: Oakland, CA Favorite tool: Machinists scribe, waterjet cutter Sponsors: Kooart…

  • Gamma 9 (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  Gamma 9 Builder:  Curtis Nemeth Type:  Grappler Job:  Driver, minister of disinformation Team:  Gamma Brigade Curtis Nemeth, Mike Okerman, Mike Blummer, Dick Blummer Years competing:  24 years Hometown:  Westminster, CA Favorite tool:  Intimidation Sponsors: Favorite robot:  Hal 9000 Website:  gammabrigade.com/ facebook.com/Gamma-9-BattleBots-1802165200093441 Interesting fact: We do not follow the 3 laws…

  • Gemini (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Gemini Builder: Ace Shelander Type: Disc spinner (horizontal) Job: Mechanical Engineer (PE) Team: Gemini Ace Shelander, Matt Walliser, Andrew Kloface, Lilibel de la Puente Years competing: 2 years Hometown: Santa Monica, CA Favorite tool: Brains: all other tools are useless without it Sponsors: Beaker & Wrench Favorite robot: Data from…

  • Gigabyte (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Gigabyte Builder: Brent Rieker Type: Shell Spinner Job: Machinist Team: Robotic Death Company John Mladenik, Carl Lewis, Mark Liu, Greg Rasche, Mike Lindberg, Jonathon Argueta Years competing: 3 years Hometown: Escondido, CA Favorite tool: Milling Machine Sponsors: MaxAmps Favorite robot: Minataur Website: roboticdeathcompany.com Interesting fact: The team was split into…

  • HUGE (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  HUGE Builder:  Jonathan Schultz Type:  Bar spinner (vertical) Job:  Hydrogen Fuel Cell Development Engineer Team:  Team HUGE Jonathan Schultz, Peter Lombardo, Maddie Thumma, Garrett Santoline, Alex Horne Years competing:  2 years Hometown:  South Windsor, CT Favorite tool:  Energy Drinks Sponsors: Mouser Electronics Favorite robot:  Bender Website:  facebook.com/BattleBotsHuge Interesting fact: Jonathan’s…

  • HyperShock (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: HyperShock Builder: Will Bales Type: Drum spinner Job: Medical Device R&D Engineer Team: Shenanigans & Co. Will Bales, Tyler Bond, Alex Mattaway, Isaac Lubarsky, Kyle Awner Years competing: 13 years Hometown: Miami, FL Favorite tool: Milwaukee M18 FUEL Cordless Deep Cut Band Saw Sponsors: K1 RaceGear MWL Engineering ThunderPower RC…

  • Hypothermia (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Hypothermia Builder: Michael “Fuzzy” Mauldin Type: Lifter Job: Fuzzy lives on a ranch in Texas where he raises cows, modifies Jeeps, and builds fighting robots. Team: Team Toad Michael “Fuzzy” Mauldin, Kay Mauldin, Tony Woodward, Jon Bennett Years competing: 18 years Hometown: Liberty Hill, TX Favorite tool: MIG welder Sponsors:…

  • Icewave (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Icewave Builder: Marc DeVidts Type: Bar spinner (horizontal) Job: CTO at Double Robotics Team: Team Icewave Marc DeVidts, Angela Bamblett, Alex Espinosa Years competing: 16 years Hometown: Burlingame, CA Favorite tool: CNC Mill Sponsors: Solidworks Double Robotics Big Blue Saw Favorite robot: Data (from Star Trek) Website: teamicewave.com facebook.com/teamicewave twitter.com/teamicewave…

  • Kraken (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  Kraken Builder:  Matt Spurk Type:  Crusher Job:  Rocket Scientist Team:  CE Robots Matt Spurk (Captain/Driver/Designer), Sara Spurk (Fabricator/Accountant), Cayden Spurk (Fabricator/Button Pusher), Ethan Spurk (Fabricator/Button Pusher) Stephen Spurk (Welder/Electrical), Michael Spurk (Fabricator/Manufacturer), Peggy Spurk (Fabricator/Runner), Wesley Wood (Fabricator/Assembler) Years competing:  15 years, 1st time at BattleBots Hometown:  Titusville, FL Favorite…

  • Lock Jaw (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Lock Jaw Builder: Donald Hutson Type: Disc spinner (vertical) Job: Design, Fabricator and Pilot Team: Mutant Robots Donald Hutson, Dawn Alley Levy, Paul Ferrell, Johnny Medina, Walter Maksimow, Alex Kosarev Years competing: 22 years Hometown: San Diego, CA Favorite tool: Fiber Laser Sponsors: Modal AI, Solidworks, Spectrum, Stratasys, VEX Robotics,…

  • Lucky

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Lucky Builder: Mark Demers Type: Pneumatic Modular (4 Bar/Laucher) Job: Technical Sales & Marketing Professional, Part Time Roboticist Team: Lucky Canucky Mark Demers, Kurtis Wanner, Robert Frankovich, Andrew Burghgraef, Ben Hei, Matt Bailey, Dave Solomon, Jeff Hayashida, Tim Bayne, Jerome Johnson, Reza Kazemi Years competing: 18 years Hometown: Ottawa, Canada…

  • Mecha Rampage (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Mecha Rampage Builder: Christian Carlberg Type: Bar spinner (horizontal) Job: Builder Team: C2 Robotics Christian Carlberg, Mike Ballard, Jessica Carlberg, Carissa Carlberg, Coen Carlberg, Riesen Carlberg Years competing: 9 years Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA Favorite tool: Waterjet Sponsors: Suitable Technologies Favorite robot: Maximilian Website: facebook.com/TeamC2Robotics Interesting fact: Mecha Rampage…

  • Minotaur (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  Minotaur Builder:  Marco Antonio Meggiolaro Type:  Drum spinner Job:  Professor of Mechanical Engineering at PUC-Rio (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) Team:  RioBotz Marco Antonio Meggiolaro (Captain), Daniel Freitas (Driver), Gabriel Barsi (Electronics), Carlos Junior (Electronics), Rodrigo Almeida (Fabricator), Rodrigo Nogueira (Fabricator), Lohan Marins (Assembly) Years competing:  15 years…

  • Mohawk (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  Mohawk Builder:  Maxwell Bales Type:  Fire Attack Piercer Job:  Driver, Organizer Team:  Euclid Robotics Maxwell Bales, Greg Bales, Connie Ryan, Kat Cochran, Tom Bales, Korey Kline Years competing:  13 years Hometown:  Miami, FL Favorite tool:  LASERS! Sponsors: MWL Engineering, Syntheon, Euclid Labs Favorite robot:  Scorch from Titanfall Website:  facebook.com/MohawkRobot/ Interesting…

  • Monsoon (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  Monsoon Builder:  Tom Brewster Type:  Bar spinner (vertical) Job:  QA Test Analyst (Video Games) Team:  Team Monsoon Tom Brewster, Sarah Asplin, Sam Griffin, Tim Rackley Years competing:  18 months Hometown:  Turvey, United Kingdom Favorite tool:  Angle Grinder Sponsors: K-Cut Ltd Favorite robot:  Marvin Website:  teammonsoon.co.uk facebook.com/MonsoonBattleBot twitter.com/MonsoonRobot facebook.com/teamtauron instagram.com/teamtauron Interesting…

  • Overhaul (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  Overhaul Builder:  Charles Guan Type:  Grappler Job:  Independent Consultant Team:  Equals Zero Robotics Charles Guan, Cynthia Lu, Paige Reiter, Alex Bush, Fangzhou Yu Years competing:  15 years Hometown:  Cambridge, MA Favorite tool:  Abrasive waterjet Sponsors: HobbyKing Markforged SSAB Equals Zero Designs Banebots Favorite robot:  Drossel von Flügel Website:  facebook.com/EqualsZeroRobotics Interesting…

  • Parallax (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  Parallax Builder:  Luke Bittenbinder Type:  Drum spinner Job:  Mech Engineering Student Team:  Aberrant Robotics Luke Bittenbinder, JT Atkinson, Sam Mills Years competing:  Rookie Hometown:  Northampton, United Kingdom Favorite tool:  Angle grinder Sponsors: MAHLE Favorite robot:  Data Website:  facebook.com/ParallaxBattlebot Interesting fact: Sam and JT had never met in person prior to…

  • Petunia (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Petunia Builder: Mischa de Graaf Type: Crusher Job: Modelmaker Team: P.C.P Ysbrand Otjes, Ralph van de Langenberg Years competing: More than 15 years, but first time Battlebots Hometown: Anna Paulowna, Netherlands Favorite tool: Dremel Sponsors: Favorite robot: Cain (from RoboCop 2) Website: teampcp.nl fb.me/teampcpnl Interesting fact: The biggest hydraulic cylinder…

  • Predator (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  Predator Builder:  Craig Danby Type:  Grappler Job:  Freelance mechanical design engineer Team:  Team Danby Corinne Tuney, Chris Danby, Rory Mangles, Craig Danby Years competing:  20 years, Battlebots Rookie Hometown:  Knightdale, NC Favorite tool:  Solidworks Sponsors: CATS Orderfox Plan Snap Chester Machine Tools Hardox Favorite robot:  MechaGodzilla Website:  facebook.com/teamdanby twitter.com/teamDanby instagram.com/cmdanby…

  • Reality (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Reality Builder: Tim Bouwens Type: Drum spinner Job: Mechanical Engineer Team: Team Bonx, MSR, Kodox, Tie-Rip Tim Bouwens, Stef van Itterzon, Jeroen van Lieverloo , Jeroen van der Loo, Dennis Martens Years competing: 18 years Hometown: Tilburg, The Netherlands Favorite tool: Anything CNC Sponsors: Segula Technologies Additive Industries Favorite robot:…

  • Red Devil (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Red Devil Builder: Ravi Baboolal Type: Grappler Job: Process Engineer Team: All Black Robotics Ravi Baboolal, Logan Prizrenac, Antoine Trabulsi, Julia Chernushevich Years competing: 15 years Hometown: Spanish Fork, UT Favorite tool: Plasma Torch Sponsors: Roboteq DemTool Revolution 3D Printers Tormach GarageSmart Favorite robot: Johnny 5 Website: facebook.com/LycanBattlebot Interesting fact:…

  • ROTATOR (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  ROTATOR Builder:  Victor Soto Type:  Disc spinner (horizontal) Job:  Designer, Builder, Driver Team:  Team Revolution Carl Gayle, Radu Iorgulescu, Goran Kadribasic, Shawn Kroll, Kadija McAnuff, Roberto Montane, Gary Nguyen, Mark Palm, Tim Perez, Jordan Sangerman, Dave Sinclair, Victor Soto Years competing:  16 years Hometown:  Doral, FL Favorite tool:  Lathe Sponsors:…

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  • SawBlaze (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  SawBlaze Builder:  Jamison Go Type:  Saw bot/flamethrower Job:  R&D Engineer Team:  Team SawBlaze Lucy Du, John Mayo, Chris Merian, Joao Ramos, Alex Hattori, Mason Massie Years competing:  14 years Hometown:  Cambridge, MA Favorite tool:  Orbital Sander Sponsors: VEX Robotics Desktop Metal Massachusetts Institute of Technology Harmonic Drive MaxAmps Hacker Brushless…

  • Sharkoprion (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Sharkoprion Builder: Edward D. Robinson Type: Disc spinner (vertical) Job: Successfully Retired Sword Swallower Team: Team Blaze Edward D. Robinson, John Hoffman Years competing: 17 years Hometown: Poway, CA Favorite tool: Angle Grinder Sponsors: Gauntlet Props & Puzzles Novo Engineering Favorite robot: Mechadon Website: facebook.com/sharkoprion Interesting fact: 85% scrap Art…

  • Skorpios (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Skorpios Builder: Orion Beach Type: Saw & Grappler Job: Robot Designer Team: Offbeat Robotics Orion Beach, Diana Tarlson, Micah Leibowitz, Max Maruszewski, Dan Chatterton Years competing: 14 years Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA Favorite tool: Sub-compact brushless drill Sponsors: Bot Bash Van Bebber Bros., Inc. Favorite robot: Cylon Centurion Website: facebook.com/SkorpiosBattleBot…

  • Son of Whyachi (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Son of Whyachi (aka SOW) Builder: Luke Ewert Type: Caged 3 arm spinner (horizontal) Job: Engineer at Westar LLC Team: Team Whyachi Robotics Luke Ewert, Reese Ewert, Richard Stuplich Years competing: 16 years Hometown: Dorchester, WI Favorite tool: WaterJet Sponsors: Vex Robotics UdderGun MaxAmps Favorite robot: Bender Website: teamwhyachi.com facebook.com/Whyachi…

  • SubZero (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: SubZero Builder: Jerry Clarkin Type: Launcher Job: Builder, designer, welder etc Team: Team Hammertime Jerry Clarkin, Chris Feiock, Logan Davis, Brady Davis, Reggie Wilson Years competing: 17 years Hometown: Malvern, PA Favorite tool: TIG welder Sponsors: Motion Controls Favorite robot: Tobor Website: teamhammertime.com facebook.com/SubZero2018 Interesting fact: Origin of SubZero name:…

  • Tantrum (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Tantrum Builder: Aren Hill Type: Flipper Job: Mechanical Engineer working with Surgical Robots Team: Seems Reasonable Aren Hill, Sean Doherty, Alex Grant, Erica Chin, Jason Weihman, Brian Silverman, Ginger Schmidt, Years competing: Rookie Hometown: Mountain View, CA Favorite tool: CNC Mill for the first time, Portaband to fix it Sponsors:…

  • The Four Horsemen (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  The Four Horsemen Builder:  Ian Watts Type:  Bar spinner (horizontal) Job:  Driver Team:  The Four Horsemen Ian Watts, Sam Watts, Ryan Pratt, Ann Gribble. Years competing:  19 years Hometown:  Lewes, United Kingdom Favorite tool:  2lb Lump Hammer Sponsors: Favorite robot:  Robbie Website:  teambigbro.co.uk Interesting fact: I once got stuck 30m…

  • Tombstone (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Tombstone Builder: Ray Billings Type: Bar spinner (horizontal) Job: Designer, Builder, and Driver Team: Hardcore Robotics Ray Billings, Rick Russ, Justin Billings Years competing: 17 years Hometown: Placerville, CA Favorite tool: Tormach PCNC 1100 Milling Machine Sponsors: Tormach Inc. VEX Robotics NPC Robotics Keysight Technologies Favorite robot: GORT Website: hardcorerobotics.com/…

  • Ultimo Destructo (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Ultimo Destructo Builder: Sean Irvin Type: Swiss Army Bot- flipper, hammer, vertical spinner, horizontal spinner, kitchen sink Job: Robotics Engineer. Sean designs military EoD robots for Harris Corporation. These robots are used in theater to save human life by identifying, neutralizing, and removing IEDs. Team: Carnage Robotics Sean Irvin, Don…

  • Valkyrie (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Valkyrie Builder: Leanne Cushing Type: Disc spinner (horizontal) Job: Organizer of Chaos, Engineering Lead Team: Questionable Designs Leanne Cushing, Frederick Moore, Alex Crease, Brooks Willis Years competing: Rookie Hometown: Cambridge, MA Favorite tool: Any/all rotary tools Sponsors: Markforged Domovi Favorite robot: Bender Website: questionabledesign.xyz facebook.com/valkyriebattlebot instagram.com/valkyriebattlebot twitter.com/ValkyrieQD Interesting fact: We…

  • Vanquish (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  Vanquish Builder:  Jack Tweedy Type:  Lifter Job:  Engineering Apprentice Team:  Team Nebula Jack Tweedy, Roderick Lamb Years competing:  7 years Hometown:  Kent, United Kingdom Favorite tool:  Sledgehammer Sponsors: Favorite robot:  Marvin (Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy) Website:  facebook.com/teamnebularobotics/ Interesting fact: Vanquish is Jack’s first solo heavyweight build and was designed…

  • WAR Hawk (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: WAR Hawk Builder: Rob Farrow Type: Disc spinner (vertical) Job: User Researcher Team: Western Allied Robotics Rob Farrow, Rob Purdy, Kevin Milczewski, Josh Beavers, Emmanuel Carrillo, Martin Mason Years competing: 18 years Hometown: Seattle, WA Favorite tool: Computer Sponsors: BotKits.com RobotCombatEvents.com Favorite robot: Robby the Robot Website: facebook.com/WarHawkBB Interesting fact:…

  • Warhead (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Warhead Builder: Simon Scott Type: Disc spinner (horizontal) Job: Engineer Team: Team Warhead Simon Scott, Ian Lewis, Van the Man Years competing: 20 years Hometown: Poole, United Kingdom Favorite tool: Bridgeport Mill Sponsors: Optipower, C & M Mould Tools, Scorpion Motors Favorite robot: Robbie the Robot Website: facebook.com/WarheadRobot/ Interesting fact:…

  • Warrior Dragon (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Warrior Dragon Builder: Clint Ewert Type: Kinetic Ring Spinning Flipper Job: Mechanical Engineer Team: Team Whyachi Warrior Dragon Clint Ewert, Jake Ewert, Korbin Ewert Years competing: 16 years Hometown: Dorchester, WI Favorite tool: WaterJet and CAD Sponsors: Team Whyachi Uddergun Vex Robotics Max Amps Favorite robot: Bender from Futurama Website:…

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  • Whiplash (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot:  Whiplash Builder:  Jeff Vasquez Type:  Articulated Lifter / Vertical Disc Spinner Job:  Senior Engineering Technician at Meggitt Control Systems Team:  Fast Electric Robots Jeff Vasquez (Team Captain), Matthew Vasquez (CAD Designer, Builder, Driver), Jason Vasquez (Co-designer, Builder), Debbie Vasquez (Team Manager) Years competing:  18 Years Hometown:  Newbury Park, CA Favorite…

  • Witch Doctor (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Witch Doctor Builder: Andrea Suarez Type: Disc spinner (vertical) Job: Medical device engineer Team: Team Witch Doctor Andrea Suarez, Mike Gellatly, Paul Grata, Christian Chiriboga, Steven Sharp, Katherine Sharp, Jennifer Villa Years competing: 15 years Hometown: Miami Springs, FL Favorite tool: Yeti’s Portable Bandsaw Sponsors: VEX Robotics Kalamazoo Waterjet SMT…

  • Yeti (2018)

    Robot info Builder info Robot: Yeti Builder: Greg Gibson Type: Drum spinner Job: Hydrographic Surveyor Team: Team Yeti Greg Gibson, James Arluck, Joe Sena Years competing: 16 years Hometown: Wasilla, AK Favorite tool: BFH Sponsors: eTrac Inc P1 Hobbies Favorite robot: FemBot #3 Website: facebook.com/YetiBattleBot Interesting fact: We recently learned that Alaska is, in fact,…