I'll post the results of the survey in about a week. I do not own the anything credit goes to the rightful owners. It only includes Battlebots season 3 and Robot Wars series 10 for two reasons. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. :P. These comparison threads are always silly anyway. Robot Wars competitors evolved in order to deal with the House Robots, whereas BattleBots competitors evolved in order to deal with each other. In BattleBots you only get one shot at each point, one mistake you are out. Robot info Builder info Robot: Big Dill Team Captain: Emmanuel Carrillo Type: Lifter Job: Industrial Designer Team: Team Food Fight Emmanuel Carrillo, Isaak Malers, Brandon Young, Elizabeth Cao, Tommy Wong Years competing: Rookie Hometown: Seattle, Wa Favorite tool: Swann Morton No. That is her qualifications. In BattleBots you only get one shot at each point, one mistake you are out. You can stare on one fight of two robots . Press J to jump to the feed. The robot also features a steep wedge at the rear, used to deflect other spinners and push other robots around if necessary. I got to the point I generally skipped past these bits. Look how Inclusive and Progressive we are! Lots of talk of “can they do this”, “was that the right tactics”, “this is gonna be a hard one”, lots of forced jokes and even more forces laughter and lots talking about the robots in generic ways. You have brief segments where you see the competitors in the pits but it’s really not much more than “yeah that was hard” or “we are gonna destroy them!” There are also the recap footage of previous fights as you would expect. They experimented with several different types of weapons before ultimately deciding on the hydraulic crusher. In the first three episodes of Robot Wars 2016, I continuously found myself wondering why the bot aesthetics were so different between shows. Having said that, Battlebots did have cooler-looking designs. In BattleBots every fight is a 1 on 1. The sad bit is Robot Wars still manages to be cooler in my opinion! Robot Wars is about substance, it is a show about robotics and the people as well as having robot fights. Her being there just stinks of both ‘token woman’ and of pandering to the geek audience again. In conclusion, BattleBots is all style over substance, and whilst the fights are fine, I usually end up skipping most of the rest of the show. It does not represent any brand. B: Robot Wars has fire prohibited. (BattleBots would use things like pseudo "fight stats" and stuff after each match that generally justified judges' outcomes.). I could talk about the designs of the different arenas and the ways robots can loose. Rumbles with 4 robots in are only Round 1 for Robot Wars. Robot Wars is all substance, finding a great balance between its different aspects and elevating the dumb fun of the concept to a genuinely great show that has true positive influence on its viewers. Robot Wars Vs Battlebots Lightweights. This is a voted tier list to determine what the difference in robot quality between Robot Wars and Battlebots really is. I don’t think she is even paying attention here. In a 1 hour run-time including ads BattleBots usually has 4 fights. To the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie. The show is actually about people and robots and not just a sport that happens to involve robots. Robot Wars favors their House Robots as their arena's hazards, while BattleBots takes a more standard approach with saws, hammers, etc. An example of this is Carbide and Cobalt. However, Bronco activated its flipper to get away, but then drove itself into the wall wher… By the end the winner has survived 10 fights and probably won most of them. The main difference is the 1 vs 1 in battlebots and the robot rumbles with 4 robots in robot wars. Robot Wars is probably one of my favourite things on TV lately and it manages to be better than its American counterpart in just about every way. Watch this fight between Blacksmith and Minotaur.Subscribe: http://goo.gl/mo7HqT It's survey fillin' time! Ones called Battlebots, the other is called Robot Wars. That is basically it, she knows about video games, and shes a hot Nerd Girl. BattleBots TV. The last big time sink is actually getting into the arena. Seriously how hard can it be to find a woman who actually likes robot fighting? This is an independent unofficial fan community. In Robot Wars there are multiple fights, you can loose to one robot but come back and beat the others. Robot Wars vs Battlebots: The Results Battlebots With average scores of 4.15 and 4.30, Battlebots beat Robot Wars, but but a much narrower margin than I expected. Robot Wars has team Razer, team Storm, team Tornado, etc. Voltarc returned for Season 1.0 ranked #2. This segment for really highlights the difference between the two shows. Also I actually like them, which helps. On the other, most use metric, Pros: Battlebots = Deadlier Weapons, Fast Moving, Spinners, No House Robots Robot Wars = Sturdier Robots with Military grade Armour, Schrimechs, CO2 Flippers, Cons: Battlebots = Lightly Armoured Robots, Schrimechs are a rarity, Exposed Wheels Robot Wars = Safety Links, outdated designs (Razer, King B Remix), low-mid range spinners House Robots as Hazards (Not saying they're bad I like them), Overall Battlebots = M1A2 Abrams Robot Wars = Challenger 2, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Voted Tier List: Battlebots vs Robot Wars Comparison. We welcome those with a casual interest in television shows as well as the enthusiast community. On a Robot Sports Show! It happens that robots have been had to drop out because they couldn’t get fixed in time. Bigger Brother lost a 43-2 judge's decision, eliminating it from the main … Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. BattleBots® est la marque exclusive de BattleBots, Inc., une entreprise californienne. This is clearly just pandering to a nerdy audience instead of getting one through actually being a good show about robotics. So today I was going to write about the election results and the problems with the vote system, but I really can’t be bothered with all that so instead I am comparing TV programs where robots smash each other up. The Thorpe partnership broke up in 1997, starting many years of legal wrangling between Thorpe and Profile Records (the former Sm:)e-communications). The weapon operated at 20 horsepower to inflict massive damage. It both won and lost a battle in its one season. This isn’t going to be focusing much on the robots themselves, although they will be mentioned a little, but mostly on the format and structure of the shows and competitions. In this fight, Voltronic controlled the match from the beginning, using the killsaws and pulverizers to its advantage. The new tournament structure is a doozy. The presenters just there to direct you, they aren’t the focus of the show. Robot info Builder info Robot: Axe Backwards Team Captain: Kurt Durjan Type: Axe / Full Bodied Drum Spinner Job: Break Stuff Team: Axe Backwards Kurt Durjan, Grant Pitcher, John Stephens, Matt Stephens, Tyler Phillips, Bryce Barbato, Thomas Daede Years competing: Being Awesome Since 1999! There’s things about the stupidity of the teams having drones that can do nothing and how often they waste valuable weight allowance on flamethrowers which are there purely for showboating. The 2 top scorers fight again and the winner goes through to the final. I am a bit late to the party but I only watched the end of the latest season of BattleBots this week so who cares. Shes a presenter for Nerdist and used to be for IGN. Beta has come out of hibernation after many years and triumphed over Lucky! What would you, the people of Reddit, say are the main difference between the 2? It went undefeated in its only season, winning the championship. Robot Wars proves with Dr Lucy Rogers that getting a woman who is actually a renowned expert is absolutely possible and having her there is infinitely better, in terms of representation, in terms of viewing quality and in just about every way you can think of than what BattleBots has done. That's a big difference to me. In BattleBots this is just another few minutes of the presenters talking in front of some pretty meaningless bars. ( Log Out /  Robot Wars' officials are not as open regarding judges' decisions as BattleBots. Instead of just talking between themselves these two go and talk to the teams, who tell you what they think went wrong or what their tactics are, they show you the damage, explain problems and what they need to fix. That is only 20% of the show! Carbide's weapon was considered to be the most powerful bar spinner in Robot Wars history, measuring 85cm in length, weighing 25kg and spinning at 2300rpm in Series 8. Sorry for the quality I had to get this from YouTube. Cyclone 2, (also known as Cyclone-Raptor and simply referred to as Cyclone on television), exchanged its reverse-wedge shape for a boxier chassis, and used tracksfor locomotion to counteract the gyroscopic forces of its disk. To encourage innovation and creativity, walkerbots were initially allowed to enter one weight class below their actual weight, or weigh … The initial contact betwe… This is a voted tier list to determine what the difference in robot quality between Battlebots and Robot Wars really is. The final works the same but with 3 in the group battles instead of 4. Each match consists of two robots competing in a single three-minute bout in which the goal is to destroy or disable the opponent. However the execution of the shows is actually very different, and I am going to be going through a few ways they differ and why I think they make the UK version the superior show. Hey look geeks there’s a vaguely famous hot nerd girl, watch our show! If you don’t know, Robot Wars and BattleBots are heavyweight robot fighting championships in the UK and the US respectively. I'll post the results of the survey in about a week. 11 Scalpel Sponsors: BotKits.com SendCutSend Tekin Favorite robot: Rick Deckard Website: … Watch this scene from BattleBots 2x1 (Season 2, Episode 1). Looks like that's going to be the other way around for the reboots. They make a huge show of this, with music and montages of previous fights and an announcer and a dramatic button press to show they are ready. Robot Wars favors their House Robots as their arena's hazards, while BattleBots takes a more standard approach with saws, hammers, etc. 11 Scalpel Sponsors: BotKits.com SendCutSend Tekin Favorite robot: Rick Deckard Website: … People realise he doesn’t actually know Iron Man right? In BattleBots, not counting the weird ‘wildcard’ thing they did in the first episode, the tournament is a series of single 1 v 1 fights. It isn’t surprising the way they discuss it considering they are all american sports commentators, and they bring everything annoying about that over to this. The disk now featured four hardened teeth and spun at 700rpm, and was capable of t… I mean sure Adam Savage knows a bit about robots, but what the hell does Agent Coulson know about mechanical engineering? Robot Wars seems more Mad Max, Industrial while Battlebots style seems more Hot Wheels. Battlebots vs. RobotWars Robot arena 2 Mechavore vs . Continue this thread level 2. The next is probably the most qualified, as they are a previous winner of a lightweight version of BattleBots, as well as a special effects expert. The final segment you get in Robot Wars doesn’t have a counterpart in BattleBots, and it is time with the judges. Copperhead vs War Hawk: Copperhead by KO 1m19s: 2019 : Episode 14: SOW vs Copperhead: SOW by KO 2m33s Like Tweet +1 More robots. All of the top three robots were Battlebots competitors, with Carbide being the only robot Wars competitor in SS tier. Robot Wars is more complex. Being the whole point of the shows, you expect lots of robot on robot action, and put simply, Robot Wars has more. Notre marque commerciale est déposée aux États-Unis et dans le monde entier. Not quite in the same league as the UK ones are they. Robot Wars had financial backing from e communications, a New York record company. As their name implies, walkerbots use 'legs' and/or 'feet' as their sole method of locomotion, which enable them to 'walk' across the arena floor. It only includes Robot Wars series 10 and Battlebots season 3 for two reasons. The main argument I have seen that if a non famous robot made a Razer cage it would not have been allowed. Even if you are generous and don’t count ad times it’s still only 27%! Just look at their bios on the Robot Wars website, its more than I can really put here. Celle-ci ne peut être légalement utilisée que pour désigner des événements, des spectacles ou des produits officiels BattleBots. Having so many fights means that the teams have to constantly fix their robots with limited time. In Robot Wars there are different types of fight with different numbers of robots, this is more interesting for the viewer and requires different tactics. They were born from the same competition anyway. It’s a robot competition and she is nothing to do with robotics. In Series 3, the team was joined by the brother of Ian's fianc… Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The rules governed for clusterbots state that while there are no limits for the number of robots they can be made out of, the combined weight of each robot must be within the given weight limit for each category (for example, 79.4kg, 100kg or 110kg for heavyweights). Carbide's armour consisted of 5mm … Interestingly, across the series, Scott and Lewis shared captain roles. Shaman then got under Bronco and started using its flamethrower. At the core both have the same concept: teams build a big robot with a big weapon and try to destroy the big robots made by other teams in a big tournament until only one is left standing. But I think I have made my point, if anyone wants to know my thoughts on those they can comment or something. Just before the fight you get a robot comparison. In the match, Bronco got off to a quick start scoring a flip on Witch Doctor, but it quickly righted itself. These segments are interesting and educational, and I think they really elevate the show from being just robots smashing each other to something that is a positive and inspiring influence on people. We spend time getting to know the teams, seeing their backgrounds and how and why they built their robots, told to you by them themselves in their own homes and workshops, instead of just watching the presenters tell you about them in the same tacky studio. Please note this fight contains unmixed arena audio only One spawns super spinners(And the armored lifters that almost always win), the other spawns flippers. This system even allows re-matches and its possible for the result to change, the previous looser learning and coming back to win the heat overall. I like the battlerobot more because its 1 to 1 fight and it is a big plus. It had every one of its Season 1.0 fights aired on television, and was first drawn up against Bender, after receiving a first round bye. The fights were also just as fun, even if there weren't as many of them as there were in Robot Wars. ( Log Out /  It is almost embarrassing to compare to the US judges. Oh and look women its a woman! It was a low robot armed with an overhead spinning bar and a front wedge, similar to three-time middleweight champion Hazard. They have to be careful in early fights to not get too damaged to manage future ones. Hypno Disc Techno Destructo vs. Of the 3 permanent judges 2 are at least arguably competent choices. The series highlights the design and build of each robot, bot-builder backstories and the pursuit of the BattleBots championship. They often don’t even mention what you are seeing on the graphics! Battlebots, on the other hand, had three dinky battles per episode and split its attention on four weight classes at once. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, I reject your Reality, and substitute my own. I watch robot wars (which has a female presenter who clearly actually enjoys the show) with 2 women and discuss it with a third during the show! This year Carbide was undefeated and won all 10 fights, twice as many as the winner of BattleBots. The 'legs' and 'feet' can assume a variety of forms, including metal beams, bars, box-sections or pipes, and can be powered by a variety of walking mechanisms, such as gears (Anarchy), cranks (Stomp) or hydraulic actuators (Jim Struts, Eleven). ( Log Out /  In its next fight, Bigger Brother fought Voltronic. Although not mentioned in the build rules themselves, the number of clusterbot segments allowed in the arena at once is also limited by the number of team … With seconds remaining Voltronic flipped Bigger Brother against the wall. I am not gonna go into this I am just going to show you the 2 logos and let you see what I mean: These bad-asses are enormous compared to the competitors. In Robot Wars you get similar meaningless bars, but they are presented quickly and alongside them you get actual technical info about the robots, speed, weight, power, weaponry, armour. Small segments that tell you about how robotics is used in the real world, the technology being developed, how it is useful and helpful, and how it relates to the robots on the show. Note: This post will be updated periodically until it contains all 8 fights for this part.. Overall Robot Wars is just more tactical, and more interesting to watch than just a series of single fights with no opportunity for anything dynamic to happen. Overall the judges kinda show again my core point that is in my title. Robot Wars has a massive number of battles per episode, due to its hour-long timeslot and focus on a single weight class. ( Log Out /  Judge number three is the real problem: Jessica Chobot. Also, Robot Wars clearly evolved over the course of its long run; you can see just how much the robots improve every single season. It s easier to understand what s happenin. Battlebots has fire. Robot Wars Vs Battlebots aesthetics. Pictured: A terrible joke about wearing a tie. There is a good reason it doesn’t exist in BattleBots though, and it is my next point: The judges on Robot Wars are 3 internationally renowned experts on robotics and mechanical engineering, it is hard to imagine people more qualified to judge a competition based on robotics. Robot info Builder info Robot: Big Dill Team Captain: Emmanuel Carrillo Type: Lifter Job: Industrial Designer Team: Team Food Fight Emmanuel Carrillo, Isaak Malers, Brandon Young, Elizabeth Cao, Tommy Wong Years competing: Rookie Hometown: Seattle, Wa Favorite tool: Swann Morton No. /r/battlebots is a reddit community for fans of robot combat. In BattleBots most of that time is spent with the presenters talking about the competition in the same way sports presenting is often done. Robot Wars has more than double the american show. Brutality still competes today. One of the major comparisons I've made between the two shows, at least in regards to their early years and the overall evolution of robot combat, is: Robot Wars competitors evolved in order to deal with the House Robots, whereas BattleBots competitors evolved in order to deal with each other. Carbide was an invertible black and green robot with two-wheel drive and a large horizontal bar spinner at the front. I have to say I don’t like the presenters, only one seems to actually be interested in the robotics itself and the woman only seems to be there because they needed the diversity. Even Team Razor had a more stylish robot here than they did in the U.K. Brutality was a heavyweight robot built by Aptyx Designs that competed in the BattleBots 2009 professional championship. The main difference is all in the arena, one is a closed box, the other is a open box inside a closed box. Events of interest include Battlebots, Robot Wars, Russia's Bitva Robotov (fightbots), Robogames, Thailand's Seacon War of Steel, Fighting My Bots (FMB), King of Bots (KOB) and Bugglebots. BattleBots is an offshoot of the original version Robot Wars, the brainchild of Marc Thorpe. In Robot Wars there are multiple fights, you can loose to one robot but come back and beat the others. If there is no knockout during the battle, a panel of judges declare the winner. It only includes Robot Wars series 10 and Battlebots season 3 for two reasons. In robot wars it is not. Dara looking amazing here of course. After seeing the first series of Robot Wars, they were inspired to make their own robot. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The announcer is the strange bit here, he gives them all long over written introductions full of puns and jokes and trash talk that makes literally no sense. A: Robot Wars is European and Battlebots is American. Robot info Builder info Robot: Axe Backwards Team Captain: Kurt Durjan Type: Axe / Full Bodied Drum Spinner Job: Break Stuff Team: Axe Backwards Kurt Durjan, Grant Pitcher, John Stephens, Matt Stephens, Tyler Phillips, Bryce Barbato, Thomas Daede Years competing: Being Awesome Since 1999! Thus, Razer was born. Here I am throwing all the heavyweight robots from Robot Wars Series 6 and Battlebots 5.0 into a huge single elimination tournament bracket and letting random number generators decide who wins for the lulz. Enforcer was a lightweight robot that competed in Season 2.0 of BattleBots. To win you need to win 5 fights. For a start they have a celebrity judge which changes week by week, which is ridiculous. each episode has 2 group battles of 4 robots, the winning 4 go on to a mini tournament, where they fight each of the other 3 for points. In a single episode a spinner might have to face a flipper, an axe and … Robot Wars has the better flippers, with both Eruption and Apollo ahead of Bronco. Built by Al Kindle, it was a wedged robot armed with a circular saw on an electrically-powered arm which could double as a lifter. This bot battle ends in flames! Whilst the Robot Wars system has it’s flaws I think it is much more interesting than the BattleBots one, it adds a tactical element as well as a survival element. In Robot Wars there are different types of fight with different numbers of robots, this is more interesting for the viewer and requires different tactics. So if less than half the show is what you are actually watching for what is the rest of the run-time? Welcome to the Robot Wars vs Battlebots Randomized nonsense fantasy tournament. In a single episode a spinner might have to face a flipper, an axe and another spinner to get through, all requiring different tactics and styles. Ian Lewis and Simon Scott were industrial designers who had gone to school together. Robot Wars has a full hour with no ads (a positive point right there) and each episode has 9 fights, and as you can see from this handy chart, 9 is bigger than 4: At 3 minutes each that’s a maximum of 12 minutes (usually less) of fighting in BattleBots. On one show most of the bots use SAE hardware. Bronco's first ever match was against Witch Doctor. That being said tornado won the fight, however if it had gone on for longer I think that they would have been counted out by the pit. Voltarc immediately cruised towards Bender, which was still in its square, trying to get its disc up to speed. There are other points I could make, but they are pretty minor and this is already way longer than I expected. It often takes longer for them to get into the arena and start the fight than the fight lasts! The stuff that actually means something. C: Totally different arenas D: House Robots in RW E: Battlebots has Hardcore Robotics, Inertia Labs, Aptyx, Mutant Robots, Team Coolrobots, Nightmare, etc. I believe robot wars had a rule that bans "defensive" modifications. One is a scientist (albeit more chemistry than engineering) and Astronaut. Robot Wars is probably one of my favourite things on TV lately and it manages to be better than its American counterpart in just about every way. BattleBots is about style, its a dramatic sports show with robots. Robot Wars is a little different. Two robots fight, winner goes to next round and looser is eliminated until only one Bot is left alive. Icewave vs SubZero, one of the highlighted fights from Season 2's Qualifying Round. 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