The following article was posted on the GeekNews website on 6/24/99:

Lets get ready to robot rumble!
By xix @ 1:05p Thursday
Designed your own robot? Think it has the stuff to kick the crap out of another robot? Check out these links to some of the baddest battle clubs for robots. Canadian based Robot Rumbles has frequent competitors like Mr. Smashy. Even Dick Van Dyke watches competitions at Battle Bots. on July 10th the BotBash 99 begins. In San Francisco August 20th Robot Wars 99 commences. Also US vs. UK robot wars coming soon. If you have never made a robot and want to know where to begin check out the Robot Science and Technology Magazine for more info.