We're Combat Robotics @ Cornell, a fifth year combat robotics project team at Cornell University. With 50+ members spanning 30+ majors and 5+ colleges, we blend our unique interdisciplinary skills to decimate the competition.


Each year, our two mechanical subteams each build a 12lb battlebot. Our Autonomous subteam builds a 3lb battlebot with AI based functionality. Our Marketing subteam keeps the team funded, maintains our website and socials, and designs sick merch and trading cards.


We love our robots. Whether we're patching up last year's bot for winter championships, carefully designing their trading card and video game counterparts, or doing damage control after one leads a social media takeover, our robots are the stars of the show.

Welcome to Combat Robotics @ Cornell!

We build small-scale combat robots, much like those featured on the popular TV show Battlebots. Some of our robots are remote controlled, while others have autonomous capabilities. After 2.5 years as a student club, we earned our status as a Project Team through Cornell in January 2022, letting us work towards establishing CRC as one of Cornell's premier environments that embodies technical excellence, start-up spirit, and camaraderie.

Our Journey

October 30, 2019

The team was founded, and the journey began! Our founding members and the 1st cohort began researching battlebots and determining the organizational structure of our team.

August 2020

Despite setbacks from COVID-19, we completed our first-ever robot design projects in a remote work environment!

March 2021

With our 2nd cohort, we were finally able to make robots in person!

May 2021

We finished the composite manufacturing of Donatello, our first physical robot, with our Kinetic and Sportsman subteams. We developed the core code for autonomous robot movement within our Autonomous subteam.

October 2021

We completed our first full robot, Manny, a sportsman-class bot that uses a hammer and tusks to crush its foes!

November 2021

We welcomed our 3rd cohort after re-establishing the team's structure!

January 2022

We received project team status from Cornell, allowing us to set up shop in the Experiential Learning Lab (ELL) and provide higher standards of member education.

March 29, 2022

We hosted a Testing Event showcasing the progress of our robots to the Cornell community in Upson Lounge!

April 23, 2022

We attended our first competition at the National Havoc Robot League (NHRL). We brought our whole team along with our Sportsman robot, Lance, and our Kinetic robot, Richard! Lance won the 12lb Sportsman category!

May 6, 2022

We hosted our first Showcase for the Cornell community in Upson Lounge where we showed off our robots, autonomous features, merchandise, and hosted games!

October 2022

We developed our training program for our 4th cohort!

March 18, 2023

Our third competition where Rosie, Florence, and Richard competed!

April 27, 2023

We participated in the Bits on Our Mind (BOOM) event and showcased our Arcade Video Game, CRC VS!

May 3, 2023

We hosted our second Showcase for the Cornell community in Duffield Atrium this time! We demonstrated our facial recognition algorithm from our Autonomous subteam using Lance!

May 6, 2023

Our fourth competition where Rosie came back with a vengeance for another shot with her army of mini bots!

October 2023

We welcomed our 5th cohort in our first recruitment cycle as a project team!

October 19, 2023

Represented Cornell's College of Engineering at the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting!

You can shape the future of our team!