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Combat Ready Robotics (CRR)


Combat Ready Robotics at ASU is open to any and all ASU students and focuses on building interest and excitement for robotics through the medium of robot combat. Members will have the opportunity to design and construct real combat robots at one of several weight classes depending on prior experience. Beginners will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of robot design and build 3lb “beetleweight” robots in small teams. More advanced members can work on the 30lb “featherweight” robots, with the goal of translating successful design concepts into a single 250lb “heavyweight” bot to try and compete in next year’s “BattleBots” TV show.

The club hosts Sun Devil Smackdown, a 3lb combat robotics tournament catered to ASU students. In the weeks leading up to each competition, we host a series of workshops to teach groups of students how to build 3lb robots while funding their designs, culminating in a tournament bracket. Other activities include collaborating with Arizona Robot Combat (ARC), a local combat robotics organization, to host tournaments that are open to the public.

Tournament highlights

2024 competition

2023 competition



Mackenzie Milczarek | [email protected]

Vice president/Treasurer

Marisa Valdivia | [email protected]


Ella Greetis | [email protected]

Social Media Manager

Megan Miller | [email protected]

K-12 Outreach Officer

Aubrey Wells | [email protected]

Workshop Lead 1

Alejandro Gonzalez Gutierrez | [email protected]

Workshop Lead 2

Tyler Wright | [email protected]

Director of Varsity Robots

Caleb Hecht | [email protected]

Advisor (Tempe)

Justin Herring | [email protected]

Advisor (Poly)

Joshua Patton | [email protected]