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The Blender in 2011

The Blender is a middleweight combat robot built by UTD Combat Robotics, a team formed by students at the University of Texas at Dallas. The robot was originally designed in 2009 by Alex Kollaja at Richardson High School for BotsIQ, and was taken to UTD with Alex when he graduated high school. The robot now serves as a yearly design project for undergraduates at UTD while Alex mentors.

It is a green and silver circular, full-body spinner. The Blender did well in competition, never failing to reach the semifinals in any RoboGames it has entered thus far, as well as winning the Middleweight Bronze Medal in 2015.

Robot HistoryEdit

RoboGames 2013Edit

RoboGames 2015Edit

RoboGames 2017Edit

Blender bends Rampages weapon

The Blender delivers the knockout blow to Rampage.

After receiving a bye in the first round, The Blender's first opponent was supposed to be catKong. However as soon as both bots were in the arena it became clear that catKong was having issues, and catKong forfeited the match. This put The Blender in the quarterfinals where it faced Rampage.

This match was over rather quickly as Blender spun up to speed, as Rampage attempted to box rush it but missed. This allowed Blender to get around to its side, and deliver a blow to the wheels, slightly damaging them. The Blender then delivered another blow, bending Rampage's rambo knife, and stranding Rampage on its side, causing Rampage to tap out.

"In the end you ended up bending Rampages Weapon, she couldn't get in there, she couldn't get a shot in. You did some pretty good driving"  — Dr Kiki complimenting the driver of Blender during the post-fight interview.

This put The Blender in the semifinals where it faced Touro once again.

Wins/LossesEdit

Competition Wins Losses
RoboGames 2013

TNT

Mass Attack

Kinetic Chaos

Papercut

MANDii

The Big Cheeze

Touro Classic

The Mortician

RoboGames 2015

Heavy Metal

General

Apolkalipse

Touro

General

RoboGames 2017

bye

catKong (forfeit)

Rampage

Touro

catKong

  • Wins: 11
  • Losses: 6

HonorsEdit

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