Robotic Combat at the MIT Maker Faire

Two robots enter, one robot leaves!


Join us October 4th at the MIT Maker Faire to see robotic gladiators battle it out in a fully enclosed arena as seen on Battlebots and Robot Wars! Sparks will rain, parts will fly, and one robot will reign supreme!

Competitor or spectator, we welcome you! Meet the builders, see how these machines are made. No registration is needed for viewers but if you would like to compete or exhibit a robot please register using the link below.

Robotic Combat Registration Page


  • 8:00am - Walk-up registration, pits open, safety checks begin
  • 9:00am - Mandatory driver and pit crew meeting. First set of matches announced
  • 9:15am - Fights begin
  • 12:00am - Lunch break (1hr)
  • 2:00pm - Finals, rumbles, and award ceremonies!



This event will use the NERC standard ruleset with any modifications to be declared at the driver’s meeting. Competition format TBD based on turnout.



No fees! Bring robots, bring friends, make friends, and have fun!



We will be using the NERC Insect arena for this event. It is approximately 8’ x 8’ and features a steel construction with ¼” polycarbonate walls to protect the audience yet allow unobstructed viewing.


Event Waiver:

Any person who enters the pit area must sign a release of liability separate from the Maker Faire liability forms. The waiver can be obtained at the event.


Show and Tell:

Own a robot larger than 1 lb or 3 lbs? Bring it anyway! Tell fellow makers about how you made your machine. Share war stories. Destroy computer parts! We would love to have your robots here!


For more information regarding the robot event, you may contact the EO directly

Jamison Go,


Check this page regularly. Subject to small changes.