Robotics Combat Event

Twin Cities Terror Robot Combat Event 2021

Twin Cities Terror

Minnesota Combat Robotics is planning to host its inaugural combat robotics event for the categories fairyweight and antweight from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday, August 14, 2021, in the Eagan Minnesota Civic Center Mezzanine Level.


Twin Cities Terror


Twin Cities Terror: 32 Bots Registered. Help support the growth of Combat Robotics in Minnesota and have some fun!

Twin Cities Terror Event Details:

We have limited the participation to 10 but may consider expanding depending on interest. Come join us for some fun and help us build our combat robotics community here in the Twin Cities area. Limit of 100 people in building.


  • Registration Opens: 8/24/2020
  • Registration Closes: 8/14/2021


COVID Considerations:

The event will be dependent on the COVID-19 status, and will be ensuring safety for participants and guests (social distancing, mask use, hand sanitizer/washing, etc).

Weight Classes:

  • Fairy (150 gram) – $0 entry fee.
  • Ant (1 pound) – $0 entry fee.



  • 10am – Fights begin
  • 4pm- End of Event

Twin Cities Terror Rules:

  1. Fights last 2 minutes
  2. Bots can win by immobilizing. This is a pitting judge’s decision.
  3. Illegal weapons:
    • Emp
    • Fire
    • Liquids
    • Heat and cold
    • Smoke

Judge’s decisions:

  1. All decisions are on a 7 Point System: 3 for damage; 2 for aggression; 2 for control.
  2. All decisions are Final.

Special rules:

  1. Shufflers get a 50% weight bonus.
  2. True walkers and gryo walkers get a 100% weight bonus.
  3. Pneumatics have to be approved by the event or safety coordinator at the event.

Special implications:

  1. Robots have to make contact for the fight to count.
  2. RC toy robots must have no active weapons, ex: spinners.
  3. Any contestant/team can get one fight delay for 3 minutes.
  4. Any major issue with the arena will pause the fight.
  5. If robot contestants get stuck together for more than 10 sec, they must be separated.
  6. If a fire occurs, the bot that causes the fire will lose fight.
  7. Grapplers and lifters are allowed to pin/hold for 20 seconds.
  8. Pushers/rammer/wedges are allowed to hold for 10 seconds.

Twin Cities Terror believes in Safety!

All bots will be required to pass a safety check.

  1. Switches / link / power cable / batteries must be accessible.
  2. batteries must have easy access.

  3. Switches / link / power cable / batteries must not be in the path of the weapon(s).
  4. No exposed batteries are allowed.
  5. Sharp edges must be covered with foam or other protection before entering the arena and at all times outside the arena.

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