Robot Wars 1996
The 1996 Robot Wars event took place August 16th thru 18th at the Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavillion in San Francisco. There were four classes:
Two events were featured within each weight class:
- Super Lightweight : 5-25 lbs.
- Lightweight : 26-50 lbs.
- Middleweight : 51-100 lbs.
- Heavyweight : 101-165 lbs.
- A standard 'Face-Off' tournament with a 5 minute time limit (results below).
- A 'Melee' free-for-all, also with a 5 minute time limit. Melee winners:
- Superlight : X2
- Light : Lorena 2
- Middle : The Agamemnon
- Heavy : La Machine
Other prize winners were:
- Best Design : 'Biohazard'
- Best Engineering : 'Biohazard
- Strangest Robot : 'Sponkey Munkey'
- Autonomous : 'Gladiator Rodney'
Note that there are two different competitors named Will Wright. Both are very nice people. One (My Little Pony) founded Maxis Software (Sim City, The SIms) and became rich and famous.