BattleBots: The Gears Awaken
July 11, 2016 9:02 PM - Season 2, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Twelve robots face off in a series of matches to earn the final four spots in the championship.
posted by the man of twists and turns (1 comment total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This felt like an excuse to show all the fun multibots fighting even though they never, ever stood a chance.

Also: drones are an allowed thing now? But they also seem kind pointless as they're by necessity too lightweight to be able to do any damage. That "pin the opponent and land a subsidiary drone to drill a hole in him" plan seemed hopelessly optimistic: why not simply put the drill on the main bot, where it has access to enough downforce and battery power/torque to maybe actually be able to penetrate armor?

(The title sequence suggests fire as a drone weapon, but fire-from-a-distance never seems to be particularly effective either...)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:35 PM on July 13, 2016

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