BattleBots: Robots Activate: The Qualifying Round Begins
July 12, 2016 10:03 PM - Season 2, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Thirty-two teams compete in three-minute bouts in which they try to disable their opponents, with the winners moving on to the next round. Guest judge [& MeFi's Own] Adam Savage joins the panel.
posted by the man of twists and turns (2 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Isn't Nightmare a veteran bot? Its spindly design and lack of robust self-righting seems to be a chronic fatal flaw; I'm a bit surprised its design doesn't seem to have been revisited at all. It didn't even manage to flail around on its back this time -- I wonder if the extended cooking it got actually did some damage to its weapon's drive system.
posted by NMcCoy at 3:23 AM on July 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

The Complete Control match is the first one I've seen where fire is anything more than ornamental; that "grab him, lift him, cook him" attack was very effective.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 3:29 PM on July 17, 2016

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