Robogames 2011 was really packed this year. It was a great event with many amazing robots. This year the autonomous combat division had a number of good competitors from Brazil,. Mexico and the USA. Otto, who won last year was not able to compete due to technical difficulties. The championship came down to Mini-Toro+ from Brazil vs The Peanut Tin of Terror.
This is the third time I have done this and the progress is really striking. The first time I competed the robots could barely control themselves and were not really very dangerous. Not this time-- if Peanut Tin had caught Mini Toro in his sonar a bit sooner he might have turned in time. Unfortunately the results of facing the wrong way were quite devastating.