AMERICAN ROBOT WARS 2000
Many thanks for your prompt reply to our announcement -
it's great to get so much positive feedback. As you are all obviously
aware there is very little time to organise getting teams and robots over
from the States, so I will try to answer the main questions that have
come back to us as briefly as possible.
1 Heavyweight robots up to 95kg are acceptable (unfortunately
Super Heavyweights cannot take part).
2 The rules are basically the same as the previous Robot Wars events in
3 Teams need to be limited to 3 people (at least one must be over 18 years
4 Freight, travel and accommodation will be paid for.
5 The format is a knockout competition between American robots. There
may also be the opportunity to compete with robots from the UK and elsewhere
in Europe. The competition will feature the “House Robots” - the resident
robots of the British TV series. To reassure you, they only ever engage
in combat if provoked or their designated zones are entered. Think of
them as mobile hazards!
6 The stage area is 52' by 40', with hazards and will be encased in polycarbonate.
7 If you haven't got a passport, I believe you can obtain one in 10 days
- it may be prudent to start looking into this immediately.
8 There will be no auditions as such but I would like you to provide us
with information regarding your robot's previous experience and a photograph
to aid selection.
9 We don't foresee any restrictions regarding sponsorship, but this is
an issue that ultimately MTV may have a position on and we will raise
it with them.
If you are still interested please email the following:
1 Your full snail mail address
2 All contact telephone numbers
3 Your nearest international airport
4 Names, ages and details of your team members
5 Estimated weight of robot and tools you would wish to bring
6 Dimensions of your robot for freight
7 Jpeg or BMP of your robot
8 Details of batteries, power, transmitter frequencies etc to ensure that
you can charge up in England
Please contact me immediately with any other queries you
may have on 0 11 44 973 823 434 over the weekend or next week on 0 11
44 207 258 6790.