Servo Magazine (February 2012)
The History of Robot Combat: BattleBots
For years, robot combat in the United States was a niche sport reserved for relatively small groups of builders. In the course of less than two years, however, the BattleBots™ competition grew from another middle sized competition to a nationally broadcast show on Comedy Central. Television audiences had never seen anything like it; BattleBots was a complete novelty — and Americans could not get enough.
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