May 29, 2001

Linux-based killer robots at Battlebots? Not quite

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes, "This story at
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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