PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Crimson Robotics team has been invited to compete in BattleBots, a popular television series that features remote-controlled robots in competitive battles. The student team will demonstrate its prototype robot for the competition.

Where:

WSU Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory courtyard (ETRL)
980 E College Ave
See campus map.

When:

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Background:

Battlebots, featured on the Discovery Channel and Science Channel, can be viewed in 150 countries. The program entails having teams participate in three-minute matches in which robots aim to destroy their competitors. The WSU team is in the process of building up to three scale-sized robots for the upcoming competition, which starts filming on April 3 in Long Beach, California. At Tuesday’s event, the team will hold a demonstration with its prototype robot. Reporters will also have the chance to interview team members.

Media Contact:

  • Daniel Goto, president, Crimson Robotics, daniel.goto@wsu.edu
  • Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture communications director, thilding@wsu.edu, 509-335-5095