Overall the judges kinda show again my core point that is in my title. Her being there just stinks of both ‘token woman’ and of pandering to the geek audience again. 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! Robot Wars had financial backing from e communications, a New York record company. It only includes Robot Wars series 10 and Battlebots season 3 for two reasons. The stuff that actually means something. Robot Wars is a little different. 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. BattleBots® est la marque exclusive de BattleBots, Inc., une entreprise californienne. Battlebots, on the other hand, had three dinky battles per episode and split its attention on four weight classes at once. Voltarc immediately cruised towards Bender, which was still in its square, trying to get its disc up to speed. I got to the point I generally skipped past these bits. Robot Wars has the better flippers, with both Eruption and Apollo ahead of Bronco. In BattleBots every fight is a 1 on 1. Just before the fight you get a robot comparison. But I think I have made my point, if anyone wants to know my thoughts on those they can comment or something. 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. Having said that, Battlebots did have cooler-looking designs. Even if you are generous and don’t count ad times it’s still only 27%! 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. It’s a robot competition and she is nothing to do with robotics. /r/battlebots is a reddit community for fans of robot combat. I could talk about the designs of the different arenas and the ways robots can loose. Robot Wars' officials are not as open regarding judges' decisions as BattleBots. That's a big difference to me. In Robot Wars there are multiple fights, you can loose to one robot but come back and beat the others. One is a scientist (albeit more chemistry than engineering) and Astronaut. In a 1 hour run-time including ads BattleBots usually has 4 fights. It's survey fillin' time! Also, Robot Wars clearly evolved over the course of its long run; you can see just how much the robots improve every single season. 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. Carbide was an invertible black and green robot with two-wheel drive and a large horizontal bar spinner at the front. Press J to jump to the feed. 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. They often don’t even mention what you are seeing on the graphics! Sorry for the quality I had to get this from YouTube. An example of this is Carbide and Cobalt. This is an independent unofficial fan community. 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. Welcome to the Robot Wars vs Battlebots Randomized nonsense fantasy tournament. I don’t think she is even paying attention here. 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. 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. 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. 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. It both won and lost a battle in its one season. What would you, the people of Reddit, say are the main difference between the 2? 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. Battlebots has fire. In Series 3, the team was joined by the brother of Ian's fianc… Notre marque commerciale est déposée aux États-Unis et dans le monde entier. Overall its very stylised and dramatic, very American. We welcome those with a casual interest in television shows as well as the enthusiast community. Battlebots vs. RobotWars Robot arena 2 Mechavore vs . 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. To win you need to win 5 fights. 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. With seconds remaining Voltronic flipped Bigger Brother against the wall. The robot also features a steep wedge at the rear, used to deflect other spinners and push other robots around if necessary. Robot Wars has a massive number of battles per episode, due to its hour-long timeslot and focus on a single weight class. It often takes longer for them to get into the arena and start the fight than the fight lasts! After seeing the first series of Robot Wars, they were inspired to make their own robot. 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. Hey look geeks there’s a vaguely famous hot nerd girl, watch our show! In Robot Wars there are multiple fights, you can loose to one robot but come back and beat the others. 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. 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. It went undefeated in its only season, winning the championship. It s easier to understand what s happenin. Robot Wars Vs Battlebots aesthetics. BattleBots TV. 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. Look how Inclusive and Progressive we are! Please note this fight contains unmixed arena audio only The last big time sink is actually getting into the arena. Bronco's first ever match was against Witch Doctor. Ian Lewis and Simon Scott were industrial designers who had gone to school together. It only includes Robot Wars series 10 and Battlebots season 3 for two reasons. They were born from the same competition anyway. Looks like that's going to be the other way around for the reboots. (BattleBots would use things like pseudo "fight stats" and stuff after each match that generally justified judges' outcomes.). 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. Seriously how hard can it be to find a woman who actually likes robot fighting? Voltarc returned for Season 1.0 ranked #2. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Carbide's armour consisted of 5mm … 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. Being the whole point of the shows, you expect lots of robot on robot action, and put simply, Robot Wars has more. The initial contact betwe… They experimented with several different types of weapons before ultimately deciding on the hydraulic crusher. It happens that robots have been had to drop out because they couldn’t get fixed in time. Each match consists of two robots competing in a single three-minute bout in which the goal is to destroy or disable the opponent. 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. It does not represent any brand. The main difference is the 1 vs 1 in battlebots and the robot rumbles with 4 robots in robot wars. The Thorpe partnership broke up in 1997, starting many years of legal wrangling between Thorpe and Profile Records (the former Sm:)e-communications). This segment for really highlights the difference between the two shows. 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. The 2 top scorers fight again and the winner goes through to the final. Celle-ci ne peut être légalement utilisée que pour désigner des événements, des spectacles ou des produits officiels BattleBots. The fights were also just as fun, even if there weren't as many of them as there were in Robot Wars. The weapon operated at 20 horsepower to inflict massive damage. In the first three episodes of Robot Wars 2016, I continuously found myself wondering why the bot aesthetics were so different between shows. Ones called Battlebots, the other is called Robot Wars. So if less than half the show is what you are actually watching for what is the rest of the run-time? Just look at their bios on the Robot Wars website, its more than I can really put here. If you don’t know, Robot Wars and BattleBots are heavyweight robot fighting championships in the UK and the US respectively. 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. 11 Scalpel Sponsors: BotKits.com SendCutSend Tekin Favorite robot: Rick Deckard Website: … There are other points I could make, but they are pretty minor and this is already way longer than I expected. 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. On one show most of the bots use SAE hardware. Two robots fight, winner goes to next round and looser is eliminated until only one Bot is left alive. Note: This post will be updated periodically until it contains all 8 fights for this part.. People realise he doesn’t actually know Iron Man right? It only includes Battlebots season 3 and Robot Wars series 10 for two reasons. In BattleBots most of that time is spent with the presenters talking about the competition in the same way sports presenting is often done. In BattleBots you only get one shot at each point, one mistake you are out. 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. 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. Change ), Style Vs Substance: Why Robot Wars is better than BattleBots, Follow Squishy Ramblings on WordPress.com. ( Log Out / B: Robot Wars has fire prohibited. :P. These comparison threads are always silly anyway. Shaman then got under Bronco and started using its flamethrower. 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. In this fight, Voltronic controlled the match from the beginning, using the killsaws and pulverizers to its advantage. 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. Interestingly, across the series, Scott and Lewis shared captain roles. 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. 11 Scalpel Sponsors: BotKits.com SendCutSend Tekin Favorite robot: Rick Deckard Website: … Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I'll post the results of the survey in about a week. It was a low robot armed with an overhead spinning bar and a front wedge, similar to three-time middleweight champion Hazard. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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. This year Carbide was undefeated and won all 10 fights, twice as many as the winner of BattleBots. ( Log Out / Enforcer was a lightweight robot that competed in Season 2.0 of BattleBots. Dara looking amazing here of course. One spawns super spinners(And the armored lifters that almost always win), the other spawns flippers. This is a voted tier list to determine what the difference in robot quality between Battlebots and Robot Wars really is. This is a voted tier list to determine what the difference in robot quality between Robot Wars and Battlebots really is. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, I reject your Reality, and substitute my own. Not quite in the same league as the UK ones are they. Robot Wars seems more Mad Max, Industrial while Battlebots style seems more Hot Wheels. The new tournament structure is a doozy. 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. They have to be careful in early fights to not get too damaged to manage future ones. In the match, Bronco got off to a quick start scoring a flip on Witch Doctor, but it quickly righted itself. A: Robot Wars is European and Battlebots is American. Outside of telling you what is actually happening, the presenters (who are TV show presenters not sports commentators, much nicer to watch) spend most of their time in the pits with the teams. Thus, Razer was born. The main difference is all in the arena, one is a closed box, the other is a open box inside a closed box. ( Log Out / 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). Rumbles with 4 robots in are only Round 1 for Robot Wars. BattleBots is an offshoot of the original version Robot Wars, the brainchild of Marc Thorpe. Brutality still competes today. Robot Wars is about substance, it is a show about robotics and the people as well as having robot fights. 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. 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. That is her qualifications. In its next fight, Bigger Brother fought Voltronic. 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. Copperhead vs War Hawk: Copperhead by KO 1m19s: 2019 : Episode 14: SOW vs Copperhead: SOW by KO 2m33s Like Tweet +1 More robots. Robot Wars competitors evolved in order to deal with the House Robots, whereas BattleBots competitors evolved in order to deal with each other. Robot Wars is more complex. It is almost embarrassing to compare to the US judges. I like the battlerobot more because its 1 to 1 fight and it is a big plus. Brutality was a heavyweight robot built by Aptyx Designs that competed in the BattleBots 2009 professional championship. Icewave vs SubZero, one of the highlighted fights from Season 2's Qualifying Round. 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. 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 BattleBots this is just another few minutes of the presenters talking in front of some pretty meaningless bars. 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. 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. Robot Wars favors their House Robots as their arena's hazards, while BattleBots takes a more standard approach with saws, hammers, etc. Oh and look women its a woman! The show is actually about people and robots and not just a sport that happens to involve robots. 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! To the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie. By the end the winner has survived 10 fights and probably won most of them. BattleBots is about style, its a dramatic sports show with robots. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Continue this thread level 2. All of the top three robots were Battlebots competitors, with Carbide being the only robot Wars competitor in SS tier. Voted Tier List: Battlebots vs Robot Wars Comparison. I believe robot wars had a rule that bans "defensive" modifications. OK that is a little unfair, don’t get me wrong she seems like an intelligent and capable professional woman, and if this was a gaming competition I would support her as a judge, but it isn’t. 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). That is basically it, she knows about video games, and shes a hot Nerd Girl. I mean sure Adam Savage knows a bit about robots, but what the hell does Agent Coulson know about mechanical engineering? Pictured: A terrible joke about wearing a tie. For a start they have a celebrity judge which changes week by week, which is ridiculous. Robot Wars favors their House Robots as their arena's hazards, while BattleBots takes a more standard approach with saws, hammers, etc. On a Robot Sports Show! 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. In robot wars it is not. This bot battle ends in flames! To encourage innovation and creativity, walkerbots were initially allowed to enter one weight class below their actual weight, or weigh … Watch this scene from BattleBots 2x1 (Season 2, Episode 1). In a single episode a spinner might have to face a flipper, an axe and … Beta has come out of hibernation after many years and triumphed over Lucky! The main argument I have seen that if a non famous robot made a Razer cage it would not have been allowed. 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. This is clearly just pandering to a nerdy audience instead of getting one through actually being a good show about robotics. However, Bronco activated its flipper to get away, but then drove itself into the wall wher… The presenters just there to direct you, they aren’t the focus of the show. The final works the same but with 3 in the group battles instead of 4. Even Team Razor had a more stylish robot here than they did in the U.K. The sad bit is Robot Wars still manages to be cooler in my opinion! 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. Watch this fight between Blacksmith and Minotaur.Subscribe: http://goo.gl/mo7HqT Robot Wars Vs Battlebots Lightweights. 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 … 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. ( Log Out / I'll post the results of the survey in about a week. In BattleBots you only get one shot at each point, one mistake you are out. Judge number three is the real problem: Jessica Chobot. 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! That is only 20% of the show! I do not own the anything credit goes to the rightful owners. If there is no knockout during the battle, a panel of judges declare the winner. The final segment you get in Robot Wars doesn’t have a counterpart in BattleBots, and it is time with the judges. You can stare on one fight of two robots . Bigger Brother lost a 43-2 judge's decision, eliminating it from the main … 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. Robot Wars has team Razer, team Storm, team Tornado, etc. Shes a presenter for Nerdist and used to be for IGN. Also I actually like them, which helps. 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. 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. Having so many fights means that the teams have to constantly fix their robots with limited time. C: Totally different arenas D: House Robots in RW E: Battlebots has Hardcore Robotics, Inertia Labs, Aptyx, Mutant Robots, Team Coolrobots, Nightmare, etc. 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. The series highlights the design and build of each robot, bot-builder backstories and the pursuit of the BattleBots championship. Hypno Disc Techno Destructo vs. 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. 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