Not all servomotors dream of growing up and working in a factory or a warehouse like Indramat servos do. Some servos aspire for the fame, glitz, and glory of robot combat. BattleBots has competitors using servos in ways that you never knew that servos could be used (and you hope that yours never are).
How BattleBots works
There have been 8 seasons of BattleBots over the past 18 years. The first season of BattleBots aired in 2000, and season 8 began airing May 11, 2018. The show has bounced around to several different networks over the years with varying levels of popularity and viewership. Today, you can watch BattleBots in more than 150 countries.
Each team designs and builds a robot capable of dishing out as much damage as possible. Some robots pack whizzing buzz saws while others boast flamethrowers. You’ll see robots with flippers, wedges, and launchers. There are robots with high-powered pincers and some with heavy-hitting hammers. One robot even had a garden rake.
The 2018 season of BattleBots had 55 teams, each eager to send their robot to the BattleBox. The BattleBox is a 48’x48′ cube made of steel and bulletproof polycarbonate where the robots duke it out.
Two teams send their champion into the fray with 3 minutes to destroy the other team’s robot. There are various obstacles and hazards in the arena including “Pulverizers”, “Kill Saws”, “Hell Raisers”, and “Ramrods”.
If both robots survive the three minutes of havoc and exclamations from the announcers, judges decide a winner.
Battle bots and servos
BattleBots and servos go together like carnage and mayhem. In fact, servos make this modern gladiatorial competition possible. Most of the movement that you see is controlled by servo motors.
You can find servos in remote control cars, airplanes, and many other RC toys. Of course, the robots that make it to the BattleBox can’t be found in toy stores.
Here’s a collection of some pretty entertaining BattleBot bouts.
You expect loud crashes, sparks, and metal bits flying through the air when you watch an episode of BattleBots. If sparks start flying from your Indramat servos, however, something has gone terribly wrong. Give us a call at 479-422-0390 for immediate Indramat support. We can troubleshoot most error codes directly over the phone, and we have charter flights available when you need immediate on-site support. Ask us about our Indramat factory repair services with 24-hours turnaround.