Heads up on a forthcoming event in the San Francisco Bay Area: ComBots, the coolest robot combat sporting event in the world, returns to the San Mateo Fairgrouds on Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24th 2010. Even if you're not local, this is an event worth traveling for.
"This is the fifth annual big prize money event, with teams from around the world competing in 10 different weight classes," explain the ComBots folks. "With all the best heavyweight robots competing for the glory of the ComBots Cup, this event is sure to blow you away! Every year, the robots keep getting better, the crowds keep getting bigger, and the fights keep getting bolder."
The event is a blast, I've seen the brutal 'bot magic these guys put together—in fact, we shot an early episode of Boing Boing TV at one of their events. There's nothing like it.
(via BB Submitterator, thanks MissySB)
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