Dreadfully Wicked Robots

Combat Robotics Team


  • Class: NERC Sportsman (30lb)

  • Drive:  775 motors on Magnum Gearboxes 
  • Weapon: Drill Bit
  • Drill Motor: Brushless Outrunner
  • Battery: 12v NiMH
  • Frame: UHMW and 6061 Aluminum
  • Current Status: Building
  • Sinister Scorpion is our NERC sportsman design featuring a drill weapon that is designed and to look and function like a scorpion's stinging tail.


  • Class: Hobbyweight (12lb)
  • Weapon: Vertical spinning blade
  • Drive: 550 motors on BaneBot P60 Gearboxes 
  • Battery: 18.5v LiPo
  • Frame: 3/8" 6061 aluminum and 1/8" titanium
  • Status: Project on hold

  • Warlock is our new hobbyweight robot. It features a strong interlocking aluminum frame and 1/8" titanium armor. Warlock's frame was designed around it's custom lithium polymer batteries due to the compact nature of the frame. We ran into a few issues when starting to build this robot, so this project is currently on hold until further notice.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

  • Class: Fleaweight (150g)
  • Weapon: Vertical spinning blade
  • Drive Motors: 2 Micromotors with Pololu mounts
  • Weapon Motors: Turnigy C2222 brushless
  • Battery: 7.4v 180mah LiPo
  • Frame: UHMW and Silver Barracuda carbon fiber
  • Status: Active
  • IBS is a fleaweight vertical spinner design with most of its parts being recycled from spare parts of our other bots. The blade is from Rebound, the drive motors are from Concussion, and the carbon fiber is leftovers from Upchuck's top and bottom plates.


  • Class: Hobbyweight (12lb) .

  • Weapon: 4.5" diameter drum

  • Drive Motors: 550 motors on BaneBots P60 gearboxes

  • Weapon Motor: Turnigy Brushless Outrunner

  • Battery: 14.8v LiPo

  • Frame: 3/8" 6061 Aluminum

  • Armor: Carbon Fiber

  • Status: Inactive

  • Upchuck was our team's first robot and it evolved over the years with changes such as different drive motors, weapon motors, and drum sizes

  • Best Fights:
Motorama '08 - vs Igoo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_dmnzaDqNg
Motorama '09 - vs Surgical Strike: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKtTH8eFGj8
 (The fight that retired the first version of Upchuck)
Motorama '12 - vs War Drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5yeO0RBzck

Motorama '13 - vs Nihilistic Naysayer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgyXGUR-3pc
Franklin Institute '13 - vs Flatline: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0SNenaGTwo


  • Class: Beetleweight (3lb) .

  • Weapon: Mid-cutting steel edger blade

  • Drive Motors: 2 Kitbots 1000 RPM Gearmotors

  • Weapon Motor: Turnigy Brushless Outrunner

  • Battery: 11.1v LiPo

  • Frame: 3/8" UHMW and 1/8" 6061 Aluminum

  • Status: Active

  • Traumatizer has competed at more events than any of our robots. It's mid-cutting weapon system has remain unchanged, but over the years we've experimented with different drive motors, speed controllers, batteries, and wheels to find most durable setup.

  • Best Fights:

Motorama '10 - vs Pure Dead Brilliant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMAB05qm1Y4
Motorama '12 - vs Revenge of Dr. Super Brain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm1diHi2WQQ
Motorama '12 - vs Warpz 411: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2XR6CHam7M
Motorama '13 - vs Belligerent Battler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM4bKEXuB-s
Franklin Institute '13 - vs Play'n Krazy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdHi9tMP9qk


  • Class: Beetleweight (3lb)
  • Weapon: Excessive ramming power
  • Drive Motors: BaneBots 16:1 Gearmotors
  • Battery: 1000mAh 7.4v LiPo
  • Frame: 1/4" Aluminum
  • Current Status: Retired
  • Aggravator was one of our most successful robots. It's won multiple events including at Upstate NY Robot Battle, Bot Blast, and PennBots. It featured excessively powerful drive motors for a beetleweight robot, a super strong interlocking 6061 grade aluminum frame, and grippy 4 wheel drive. It was retired after Motorama 2009

  • Best Fights:

Upstate NYRB '07 - vs First Round Bye - The Phonebot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls44CSVjc7o
Pennbots '07 - Beetleweight rumble: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6wUP3hBD3w
Motorama '08 - vs The Impenetrable: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxHf_zMEQrI


  • Class: Antweight (1lb)
  • Weapon: Full Bodied Spinner
  • Drive Motors: 4 Sanyo micromotors
  • Weapon Motor: Atlas brushless outrunner
  • Battery: 300mah 7.4v Lipo
  • Frame: Inertia Labs aluminum chassis
  • Status: Retired
  • Concussion competed at Motorama 2008 and Bot Blast 2008. The weapon worked well, but it was difficult to drive. It was retired, but we may try to build a larger Full Bodied Spinner in the future.

  • Best Fights:

Motorama '08 - vs Always: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niMSv8LbHhs


  • Class: Beetleweight (3lb)
  • Weapon: Overhead Steel bar
  • Drive Motors: Fingertech SilverSpark Gearmotors
  • Weapon Motor: Atlas Brushless Outrunner
  • Battery: 800mAh 11.1v LiPo
  • Frame: 3/16" Aluminum
  • Current Status: Retired
  • Infuriator was our experiment with building a friction driven overhead spinning bar robot with a low profile. The robot never worked well and the robot was retired and scrapped after its first event. We may try the design again by upscaling this robot in the future


  • Class: Fleaweight (150g)
  • Weapon: Undercutter
  • Drive Motors: Sanyo micromotors
  • Weapon Motor: Tiny hobbyking brushless outrunner
  • Battery: 300mah 7.4v Lipo
  • Frame: Carbon fiber with UHMW braces
  • Status: Retired
  • Rebound was our first 150g robot. It's biggest accomplishment was winning the 150g class at Motorama 2010. It was retired in 2014 and most of it's internal parts were recycled to make Itsy Bitsy Spider.

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