Assess! Anticipate! Annihilate! In 1994, the first national robot competition took place in San Francisco. Competitors from across the United States displayed their radio-controlled creations crafted out of spare parts from household appliances. Decades have passed since those early competitions, and the robots have become more technologically advanced.
As the base of spectators and fans grew, large technology firms took notice, injecting significant sponsorship capital into the sport. Prize pools for robot battle matches ballooned to dwarf those of other televised competitions, turning professional robot pilots into overnight celebrities as their matches became the most watched sporting events in the world. The stakes are higher than ever! Do you have what it takes to be the next great robot pilot?