Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Can fighting robots be considered art?

Jason Ribeiro of Team Terror says yes.

In the internaional combat robotics community Jason's creations carry a certain expectation. Art, functionality and thrift could be considered the corner stones of his design theory. Funny part is Jason doesn't consider himself an artist in the traditional sense. He is not a painter, musician or sculptor but rather a robot builder. His home is the battle box and the medium steel and mayhem. His machines are often regarded for their beauty as much as they are feared for their destructive power.

He is also a recycling mastermind, often using forgotten bits of steel and discarded power tools as a source of parts and materials for his bots. It is not uncommon for him to sit on something which has peaked his interest, for years in some cases until finding a perfect use for it. 

Just goes to show that art takes many forms. A painting, a lovingly prepared steak and even a killer robot.

We can't wait to see what Jason and Team Terror cooks up for Bot Brawl Event #1 at Maker Expo!

30lb combat robot Clawed Crawler 
with builder Jason Ribeiro

Team Terror carries 220lb Heavy Weight combat robot 
GloomsDay to the battle box

SteamPunk theme robot

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