May 29, 2001

Linux-based killer robots at Battlebots? Not quite

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes, "This story at
linuxdevices.com
reports on Linux at the recent Battlebots competition
in San Francisco (this past weekend). Well, actually, Linux didn't
quite make it into battle. :( According to the article, 'Dallas based 'Team TuxBot' went to the recent BattleBots competiton in San Francisco with high hopes of being one of the first -- if not the first -- competitor in the popular rough-and-tough gladiator-style robotic event to boast Linux-based embedded intelligence. While the rolling trapezoidal 'bot fought well -- and carried its Linux colors into battle -- it did so without the benefit of its MZ104-based embedded Linux computer, due to safety regulations that the design doesn't currently meet ...' The article includes a couple of cool pictures of TuxBot."

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