(Riverside, CA) Robot battles to the death are coming to Riverside!
On Saturday, November 2, more than 2,000 robot enthusiasts from across Southern California will be attending the Riverside Robot Expo 2013 to see a display of remarkable robotic creations and watch as local colleges engage in bot-to-bot battles to the death!
The 5th Annual Robot Expo, sponsored by the Riverside Robotics Society will be held from 12 noon-4pm at the Woodcrest Community Library, 16625 Krameria in Riverside. Admission and parking is free. The event is expected to draw 2,000-4,000 attendees, with 50 exhibitors and over 100 robots on display.
Surrounded by life size replicas of R2D2 and C3PO from Star Wars, this year’s expo features mini sumobots, a Lost in Space robot, singing robots and a Robotic Devo tribute band, according to Riverside resident Thomas Messerschmidt, President of the Robotics Society. “But the most exciting addition this year is the Robot Battles to the Death!” he said.
Messerschmidt, 53, is the founder of the Riverside Robotics Society, a chapter of the Southern California Robotics Society. As a computer programmer and engineer, he became fascinated by robots when he was six years old. “Robotics has been a lifelong passion of mine. Now, by using robotics and technology, I want to inspire young people to become scientists and engineers.”
Members of the Robotics Society are a mix of kids and adults who are all interest in robotics and membership is open to everyone.