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LinuxDevices.com: Linux-based killer robot at Battlebots? Not quite!

May 30, 2001, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Nobody for this link. ]

There's nothing scarier than an angry Tux -- or at least that's the thinking behind Team TuxBot, which built a Linux-based entrant for the hot and hip BattleBots competition:

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.

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