Ask any kid whatâ€™s cool. The answer will be anything from sharks and Darth Vader to dinosaurs and LEGO, but â€œfighting robotsâ€ will inevitably come up, too. Youâ€™ve seen them in the movies, but real robots that fight in a real arena are magnitudes of order coolerâ€”as the BattleBots Season 2 audience can attest.
Ushering in some of that cool are Alexander Rose and Reason Bradley, the brain trust behind Inertia Labs. Their brutal-looking creation, Bronco, is one of this yearâ€™s competitors on the mechanical-gladiator stage.
Looking like a cross between a tank and a machine press thatâ€™s been possessed by an evil spirit, Bronco is a flipper: It jabs a pneumatic arm the length of its entire body underneath its prey and viciously flips the enemy high into the air, inflicting damage through the impact of a long drop.
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