We are the winners and runners-up of the TV show BattleBots, builders of “Bite Force” and “Minotaur”. Ask us anything!
Hi all, we build robots for the TV show BattleBots, which just aired its finale episode on Discovery this past Friday. We have team members here from the final two teams, Championship winners “Bite Force” (USA) and the Runners-up “Minotaur” (Brazil). Both of our teams have been building robots for fun and professionally for 15+ years.
BattleBots is a TV show challenging teams from all different backgrounds to design and build from scratch 250 lb remotely controller machines to battle each other 1 on 1 in fights to the death inside of a huge bullet-proof glass arena. It aired in the early 2000’s on Comedy Central, and was revived on ABC in 2015 and 2016, and now just finished airing a 20 episode season on the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel.
We do this for fun, it is our biggest passion in life, we love fighting robots! Ask us anything about this season, or combat robotics in general. Primarily, Paul Ventimiglia will be answering most questions for Bite Force, and Marco Meggiolaro will answer most questions for Minotaur.
Minotaur : u/MinotaurRiobotz (Marco)
You can watch the show on Amazon Prime for $30 for the entire season, or by logging into Discovery.com with your cable TV provider info, and the finale is airing this Wednesday on The Science Channel 9p (ET). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1MWXXR
(edit) - Thanks for your questions! taking a break for now, feel free to add more questions and I will try and answer later tonight or tomorrow!