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Can't Make It to RoboGames? Help Fund This Documentary

Don't get me wrong, this is great for me personally (since I happen to live here), but for the rest of you, you'll either have to come to terms with the fact that the West Coast really is where everything exciting happens and move out here already, or kick in some money and get a professionally produced Blu-ray and experience the event vicariously.

But I've also been roped in to giving a talk, and I've got to pay extra special attention to the new Mech Warfare arena (which a bunch of you contributed to!), so while I'm going to do my level best to be absolutely everywhere at once and filming everything, certain irritating realities of the space-time continuum suggest that I may miss some stuff.

If we raise our Kickstarter amount, The Robotics Society will be able to put together a crack production crew and hire camera-persons, equipment and editing time to turn out a top notch web-based robot sports series.

RoboGames: The World's Largest Robot Competition Is Back

As always, we have to remind you that while the heavyweight robot combat is by far the loudest, smashiest, and occasionally-on-fire-est, fans of true robots (something with an autonomous component as opposed to overgrown R/C cars) will not be disappointed at RoboGames.

(sigh), part of the deal with the Kickstarter was that RoboGames would produce a series of professional-quality videos, put together by “a crack production crew,” that will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and online, at some point after the end of the competition.