BattleBots Arms Itself with SOLIDWORKS

If you’re not familiar with BattleBots®, you may want to look into it. Its small teams of engineers, designers, robot enthusiasts who get together and build robots built to destroy other robots. ABC is now into its second season of BattleBots (on every Thursday night this summer). Trust me, it’s VERY cool – I’m a huge fan! BattleBots and SOLIDWORKS go hand in hand, as those designing the robots are inventors, creators, and makers who all share one thing in common: they all love to create new products. We’re not exactly sure how many BattleBots teams use SOLIDWORKS to design their robots, but we ARE sure that at least four of them do. This year Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS sponsored four teams for Season 2 of BattleBots:

Team Bite Force (Season 1 winner):

Copyright © 2016 BattleBots Inc. Photographer Daniel Longmire

 

Team Ice Wave:

Copyright © 2016 BattleBots Inc. Photographer Daniel Longmire

Team Lock Jaw:


Copyright © 2016 BattleBots Inc. Photographer Daniel Longmire

…and Team Brutus:


Copyright © 2016 BattleBots Inc. Photographer Daniel Longmire

If you are a fan, as I am, I’m sure you are wondering how these teams come up with their crazy contraptions, how they got started, and how they decided on what weapons and armor to use.  As Season 2 goes on, we will uncover more about these teams, the BattleBots competition, and how they design their robots of destruction using SOLIDWORKS.

If you’re not familiar with BattleBots, and want to get up to speed, you can see all of the videos from last year (Season 1) here:

Watch Season 1 on YouTube here… 

…and be sure to watch every Thursday night on ABC, and cheer on these teams!

Cliff Medling

Cliff Medling

Cliff Medling is a Senior Marketing Manager at SolidWorks and the host for the Born to Design Podcast.