Marc Thorpe, the original creator of the famed remote-controlled bot battling competition Robot Wars and godfather of today’s bot deathmatch scene, died this past Friday, Nov. 24, at the age of 77 due to complications from his long fight against Parkinson’s disease. His death was officially confirmed by his daughter Megan Feffer and on Thorpe’s…
You know how Battlebots is coming back to TV? I decided not to wait. This weekend, I drove to San Mateo to watch homemade robots battle to the death at the Robogames. Here are a few of the epic things I saw there.