Over the weekend, the Peninsula played host to one of those events, with geeks from around the world gathering at the San Mateo Fairgrounds for a robot combat competition that was equal parts Central Valley and Silicon Valley.
ComBots Cup VII featured contestants from as far as Brazil and Canada. A field of 11 contestants in the heavyweight class included traveled from as far as Florida, Texas and Canada.
The ComBots Cup, formerly known as the RobOlympics, features “the best 220-pound robots from around the world for dominance, cash, and the glory that is the ComBots Cup - 100 pounds of trophy-shaped awesome,” according to its website.
Saturday’s bouts attracted hundreds of fans who watched robots representing some 30 teams duke it out, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
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