Re: ROBOT: "Robot Wars" Continues To Burgeon

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 12:06:16 MST

Adrian Tymes wrote:
> Emlyn O'regan wrote:
> > What are the rules on their weapons, btw? They don't seem to be allowed
> > projectile weapons or explosives. What about, say, whacking an opponent with
> > a pointy axe thing which is hollow, then pumping that opponent full of
> > water, or some conductive foam or some such? Or maybe conductive dust - iron
> > filings? Carbon fillaments? Something like that? Or something which
> > dissolves cable shielding?
> No go. Inject-then-project is still a projectile. If you could coat
> your weapon with such a dissolver, and make sure it didn't drip off and
> leak over the floor or other robot, then maybe...but, to my knowledge,
> there are no good dissolvers that stick well enough. ("Well enough"
> basically means large-piece solid - no free-floating dust, for
> instance.)

Saw Robot Wars last night on TNN. It wasn't bad at all, though the
presence of the 'housekeeping' bots in the corners, as well as the
robo-griller in the center of the arena tends to make the bouts much
shorter than Battlebots matches. I also think that getting your bot
toasted in the pit is a disincentive (how much is your bot destroyed in

I have an idea for a powered lance that is thrust forward by the blast
from a blank magnum cartridge, but restrained, so it doesn't become a

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Fri Nov 01 2002 - 13:37:34 MST