The following announcement was released to the BattleBot contestants on September 16, 2002:


BattleBots Inc. would like to thank all of the robot builders for their
unwavering support and words of encouragement in the last couple of weeks.
In the wake of the suspension of the November 2002 Tournament, we have
received countless messages of good will and solidarity from the robot
building community. We are truly galvanized as a sport and league. Thank

As we said earlier, BattleBots believes that this transitional period will
turn out to be one of the best things to happen to our sport. We will
capitalize on new opportunities and will let you know of any developments.

Many of you have also kindly offered to help. At this time, we are
exploring options and devising a strategy for the future. At some point,
we may call on your valuable input and assistance. Until then, please
accept our best wishes and a heartfelt thank you.


BattleBots Inc.