In BattleBots you only get one shot at each point, one mistake you are out. It went undefeated in its only season, winning the championship. At the same 3 minutes each that’s 27mins max, a huge 45% of the show. Not quite in the same league as the UK ones are they. Hey look geeks there’s a vaguely famous hot nerd girl, watch our show! By the end the winner has survived 10 fights and probably won most of them. It both won and lost a battle in its one season. 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 … On a Robot Sports Show! Battlebots vs. RobotWars Robot arena 2 Mechavore vs . A: Robot Wars is European and Battlebots is American. This is clearly just pandering to a nerdy audience instead of getting one through actually being a good show about robotics. 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. 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). In BattleBots most of that time is spent with the presenters talking about the competition in the same way sports presenting is often done. Being the whole point of the shows, you expect lots of robot on robot action, and put simply, Robot Wars has more. 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. 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. 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. 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. Robot Wars Vs Battlebots aesthetics. The 2 top scorers fight again and the winner goes through to the final. BattleBots is an offshoot of the original version Robot Wars, the brainchild of Marc Thorpe. The show is actually about people and robots and not just a sport that happens to involve robots. Dara looking amazing here of course. What would you, the people of Reddit, say are the main difference between the 2? Having so many fights means that the teams have to constantly fix their robots with limited time. It only includes Battlebots season 3 and Robot Wars series 10 for two reasons. In BattleBots every fight is a 1 on 1. It's survey fillin' time! 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. I'll post the results of the survey in about a week. Note: This post will be updated periodically until it contains all 8 fights for this part.. In BattleBots this is just another few minutes of the presenters talking in front of some pretty meaningless bars. ( Log Out / Continue this thread level 2. Robot Wars has a massive number of battles per episode, due to its hour-long timeslot and focus on a single weight class. Look how Inclusive and Progressive we are! The stuff that actually means something. In a single episode a spinner might have to face a flipper, an axe and … An example of this is Carbide and Cobalt. But I think I have made my point, if anyone wants to know my thoughts on those they can comment or something. Robot Wars is a little different. In Series 3, the team was joined by the brother of Ian's fianc… 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. Bronco's first ever match was against Witch Doctor. The disk now featured four hardened teeth and spun at 700rpm, and was capable of t… Robot Wars has team Razer, team Storm, team Tornado, etc. Watch this fight between Blacksmith and Minotaur.Subscribe: http://goo.gl/mo7HqT In its next fight, Bigger Brother fought Voltronic. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, I reject your Reality, and substitute my own. 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. This is a voted tier list to determine what the difference in robot quality between Robot Wars and Battlebots really is. Overall the judges kinda show again my core point that is in my title. Bigger Brother lost a 43-2 judge's decision, eliminating it from the main … 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. C: Totally different arenas D: House Robots in RW E: Battlebots has Hardcore Robotics, Inertia Labs, Aptyx, Mutant Robots, Team Coolrobots, Nightmare, etc. ( Log Out / Robot Wars is about substance, it is a show about robotics and the people as well as having robot fights. Robot Wars has the better flippers, with both Eruption and Apollo ahead of Bronco. 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! 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. 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. 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. Overall its very stylised and dramatic, very American. They often don’t even mention what you are seeing on the graphics! In robot wars it is not. The main difference is all in the arena, one is a closed box, the other is a open box inside a closed box. Of the 3 permanent judges 2 are at least arguably competent choices. Robot Wars' officials are not as open regarding judges' decisions as BattleBots. Watch this scene from BattleBots 2x1 (Season 2, Episode 1). This year Carbide was undefeated and won all 10 fights, twice as many as the winner of BattleBots. Copperhead vs War Hawk: Copperhead by KO 1m19s: 2019 : Episode 14: SOW vs Copperhead: SOW by KO 2m33s Like Tweet +1 More robots. This is a voted tier list to determine what the difference in robot quality between Battlebots and Robot Wars really is. All of the top three robots were Battlebots competitors, with Carbide being the only robot Wars competitor in SS tier. Carbide was an invertible black and green robot with two-wheel drive and a large horizontal bar spinner at the front. Seriously how hard can it be to find a woman who actually likes robot fighting? Robot Wars had financial backing from e communications, a New York record company. 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. Robot Wars has more than double the american show. 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. 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. It s easier to understand what s happenin. 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. 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 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. It happens that robots have been had to drop out because they couldn’t get fixed in time. 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. With seconds remaining Voltronic flipped Bigger Brother against the wall. 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. They were born from the same competition anyway. 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. 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 segment for really highlights the difference between the two shows. 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. ( Log Out / The main difference is the 1 vs 1 in battlebots and the robot rumbles with 4 robots in robot wars. 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. Shes a presenter for Nerdist and used to be for IGN. Robot Wars seems more Mad Max, Industrial while Battlebots style seems more Hot Wheels. 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! 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. It only includes Robot Wars series 10 and Battlebots season 3 for two reasons. 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. Welcome to the Robot Wars vs Battlebots Randomized nonsense fantasy tournament. (BattleBots would use things like pseudo "fight stats" and stuff after each match that generally justified judges' outcomes.). Voted Tier List: Battlebots vs Robot Wars Comparison. In the first three episodes of Robot Wars 2016, I continuously found myself wondering why the bot aesthetics were so different between shows. Celle-ci ne peut être légalement utilisée que pour désigner des événements, des spectacles ou des produits officiels BattleBots. Just before the fight you get a robot comparison. Change ), Style Vs Substance: Why Robot Wars is better than BattleBots, Follow Squishy Ramblings on WordPress.com. One is a scientist (albeit more chemistry than engineering) and Astronaut. Two robots fight, winner goes to next round and looser is eliminated until only one Bot is left alive. Judge number three is the real problem: Jessica Chobot. In a 1 hour run-time including ads BattleBots usually has 4 fights. The series highlights the design and build of each robot, bot-builder backstories and the pursuit of the BattleBots championship. 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. BattleBots is about style, its a dramatic sports show with robots. 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. To the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie. They have to be careful in early fights to not get too damaged to manage future ones. In BattleBots you only get one shot at each point, one mistake you are out. Thus, Razer was born. I mean sure Adam Savage knows a bit about robots, but what the hell does Agent Coulson know about mechanical engineering? Battlebots, on the other hand, had three dinky battles per episode and split its attention on four weight classes at once. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Even Team Razor had a more stylish robot here than they did in the U.K. Even if you are generous and don’t count ad times it’s still only 27%! The sad bit is Robot Wars still manages to be cooler in my opinion! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I believe robot wars had a rule that bans "defensive" modifications. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I got to the point I generally skipped past these bits. The Thorpe partnership broke up in 1997, starting many years of legal wrangling between Thorpe and Profile Records (the former Sm:)e-communications). Please note this fight contains unmixed arena audio only Robot Wars favors their House Robots as their arena's hazards, while BattleBots takes a more standard approach with saws, hammers, etc. After seeing the first series of Robot Wars, they were inspired to make their own robot. 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