Information and photos of Team Run Amok's champion combat robots, robot combat tips, the combat robot hall of fame, and major competition tournament trees.
Information and photos of Mark and Aaron Joerger's champion combat robot Run Amok.
Team Run Amok's press release for the inaugural season of Robotica.
Frequently Asked Questions about Team Run Amok's victory at the first Robotica competition.
An 'expert system' that identifies and solves single-stick R/C mixing problems.
Viewers asked questions, and answers were supplied by robot builders and a show host.
Robotica champions Team Run Amok are interviewed for the book Robot Riots.
A journal of Team Run Amok's participation in the Season 1 Robotica tournament.
Run Amok is now available in three convenient sizes -- regular, mini, and micro.
Cut out and fold-up your own 1/10th scale paper model of Robotica Season I champion 'Run Amok'.
A review of the Robot Arena 2 game for PCs. A downloadable model of a real combat robot is included.
MP3 sound clips from the first season of Robotica on The Learning Channel / Discovery network.
Photo and description of Team Run Amok's mock-up robot for our Robotica application.
A final tribute to the Robotica champion Run Amok.
Team Run Amok builds a new combat machine for Robot Wars.
Frequently asked questions about competing in Robot Wars.
A journal of Team Run Amok's trip to England to compete in the 2001 Robot Wars Extreme Warriors tournament.
Team Run Amok appears at popular Oregon summer festival.
Team Run Amok victorious at Antweight Robot Battle.
Aaron Joerger's Champion Beetleweight Combat Robot -- Zpatula.
War stories from the pits of robot combat competitions around the world.
Pictures, descriptions, and rules for the Antbotica robotics competition for one-pound robots.
The story of the first Pakistani combat robot (2004) with pictures and specs.
A statistical analysis of the performance of active and non-active weapons in robot combat. Dated 2006 -- a 2016 update is available.
A statistical analysis of the performance of active and non-active weapons in robot combat. Updated 2016
So, you think you know how to judge robot combat? Take your best shot at scoring these combat scenarios and see how well you do.
The current rules for robot combat in India are vague and vary widely from tournament to tournament. The page examines one rule set and suggests some unifying changes.
Some elements of robot combat taken for granted, but there are alternatives.
Reviews of books about combat robots.
Paleontologists Unearth Fossil of Prehistoric Brio Train.
A guide to setting up the FlySky FS-i6 transmitter for combat robots.
A guide to setting up the Taranis Q X7 transmitter for combat robots.
A tutorial on programming computerized R/C transmitters for combat robots.
A guide to radio system functions needed or desireable for control of combat robots.
My edit of Team Robo Forge's article on the technical aspects of PMDC electric motors.
How to deal with the quirks of pistol-grip style R/C transmitters for combat robots.
Fine-tuning R/C transmitter functions can make you a better driver - here's how to do it.
A brief history of the peizo gyro and a guide to its use in robotic combat.
Notes on using the 4QD PRO-120 speed controller for robotic combat.
Example robot drivetrain analysis using the Team Tentacle Torque Calculator.
Step-by-step instructions on modifying the R/C BattleBots toy for use as a combat robot.
On-line graphic design tool to optimize four-bar lifter performance.
An on-line design tool to model the effects of vertical spinner weapon gyroscopic forces on your chassis design.
A tutorial in pneumatics for combat robot applications with interactive design models, definitions, and useful equations.
Ask Team Run Amok's Aaron Joerger your questions about combat robots and robot events.
Aaron Joerger's most entertaining answers to odd questions about robots.
The continuing story of the 'Ask Aaron' combat robot question and answer page.
Team Run Amok's 'Ask Aaron' site celebrates its 10th anniversary with a Robot Haiku Contest.
Team Run Amok's 'Ask Aaron' site marks its 15th anniversary with a Robot-themed 'Mad Lib' Contest.
Team Run Amok's 'Ask Aaron' holds a contest to mark its 15th anniversary with A.I. generated robot images.
Team Run Amok's Tools for Combat Robot Design
Selecting the best robot drive train gear ratio for your combat conditions.
Team Run Amok's Frequently Asked Questions About Spinning Weapons for Combat Robots.
An explanation of weapon motor performance characteristics and spinner weapon performance.
Animated Drawings and Discussion of Little-Known Designs for Spring or Elastic Powered Robot Flippers.
A Reference for Snail Cam Flipper Design and Construction. Includes a Link to a Google Spreadsheet that will Assist in Cam Design.
Some electric motors do not come with complete specifications. These equations will calculate them for you.
Guidelines for selecting brushless motors for combat robot weapons and drive.
How to use solenoids to control robot motors -- and why you generally shouldn't.
Guides on the selection and operation of radio control systems for combat robots.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lithium Ion Batteries for Combat Robots.
Give us enough information to have a chance to answer your questions!
What happens when you ask a chatbot a combat robot question>
A complete list of the winners of all the major combat robotics tournaments - plus tournament rules.
The virtual Hall of Fame for Combat Robots.
A computerized puzzle from a suggestion by Martin Gardner.
Aaron Joerger's concise guide for new World of Warcraft players.
Aaron's spreadsheet to print a 'test deck' of YuGiOh cards to try before investing in a deck of real cards.
Discussion and assistance for players of 'Dummy Defense' looking for the least cost soulutions.
Walkthru of the American version of the PS2 game 'Shining Force Neo' from Sega/Neverland.
Information about and photos of the Westfield Eleven
automobile, with reference to the Lotus Eleven.
Information and photos of the Lee Noble designed Lotus 23b replica with reference to other Noble cars.
Close-up and stand-up magic by the one-man twilight zone (retired).
A support group for people who received one of those awful singing bird clocks as a gift, with suggestions on what to do with it.