FMB Combat Robot World Cup Competition in China is a Smashing Success
The January three day competition in Hainan marks the first major combat robot event with record attendance.
SHANGHAI, China, February 26, 2018 (Newswire.com) - FMB (Fighting My Bots) is a Chinese organization that is developing combat robot sporting events all over the world to welcome international teams to compete in events that highlight technological innovation, robotics and mechanical engineering.
FMB and their respected AI and Robotics advisers have been developing relationships with other international robot fighting leagues since 2015. They are currently working in conjunction with popular combat robot innovators, BattleBots and RoboGames as well as many other leagues from the US, Brazil, Russia, EU countries and others to arrange competitions and prize events to boost interest and participation in robot combat culture.
The competitions have spread across the world and received a great deal of attention. We must hurry to keep up by establishing our own competition and hopefully, with the help of organizers, robotics clubs and competitors, make our competition a global one as well.
Zhang Hongfei, CEO of FMB
Zhang Hongfei, CEO of the Shanghai-based FMB had this to say regarding the development of the sport:
“The competitions have spread across the world and received a great deal of attention. We must hurry to keep up by establishing our own competition and hopefully, with the help of organizers, robotics clubs and competitors, make our competition a global one as well.”
The FMB events have been met with great enthusiasm and their latest 2017 World Cup Event gathered 60 teams made up of 238 robot builders worldwide. The exciting competition is based on pitting two robots against each other in thrilling one-on-one fights. Like other BattleBots style events, part of the excitement and fun is the destructive quality of the fight. The event was a smashing success with Team ‘OYES’ from New Zealand taking home the trophy and prize money in the 110KG class with their robot “Death Toll”.
The FMB World Cup was a smashing success with spectators and broke attendance records for an event of this type in China. More than 6000 were in attendance and a live-stream was broadcast to an audience of more than 20 million.
As the world’s leading center for robotics, electronics and remote vehicles, China makes the perfect location to host this event. FMB have made investments of over 100 million RMB in support of previous and upcoming events for both amateurs and professionals alike.
Now, the FMB is announcing its 2018 World Cup schedule. Interested robot teams can learn more about this year’s events on their website: http://www.ufbot.com
Source: FMB (Fighting My Bots)