MassDestruction is Boston's first and only robot combat event! Founded in the fall of 2015 by long-time veterans of the sport growing tired of long trips, it brings a much more casual and yet brutal approach to the international Combat Robotics scene. With our unique pyramidal arena, The Cochran Combat Corral, and a modified Swiss tournament every competitor is guaranteed a fight until their robots are completely unrepairable!
Background on Robot competitions:
Started in the mid-90's, Combat Robotics has two (or more!) remote-controled creations smash into each other inside of a bulletproof cage for up to five minutes! With national coverage as the TV show Battlebots in 1999-2003 and in 2015-2016, the sport has seen a rise to international levels and weight classes of up to 390lbs! The amature league has stayed strong from the start though, bringing in new styles, new technology and new faces!
About this competition:
We're proud to be hosting our sixth quarterly MassDestruction at the Charles River Museum of Industry in Waltham! Featured robot weight classes will be 1lb, 3lb, 12lb non-kinetic and our second inaugural run of our 3d printed 1lb class, designed for low-cost high-destruction action! Competitors stem from local colleges like MIT, Olin, and WPI, both new and old runs of Battlebots, and even just fans of robot combat!
Want to attend?
No advance ticket purchase necessary. Standard Museum admission fees will apply: $10 for Adults, $5 for 6-17 years old, Students and Active Duty Military with ID, and Seniors. Children 5 and under and Museum Members are free!
Want to compete?
Visit MassDestruction's Facebook page for registration information: https://www.facebook.com/events/149911915489892/
Or sign up directly on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/massdestruction-6-watch-city-wreckage-tickets-30749228771