We really have to apologize for not getting to last weekend’s RoboGamesin San Mateo sooner than this. Hopefully, the thought-provoking nature of automated machines trying to rip the non-living metal off of each other will make up for the lateness of the post. Also, some of these have just come online.

So please enjoy this video documentation of the finest robot-related combat entertainment since the Terminator-on-Terminator violence back when a 30% approval rating would have, rather than provoke a move to the political center, incited Arnold Schwarzenegger to take apart a police station

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Video: Robots in Combat at RoboGames in San Mateo 25 April,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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