The following is a posting from Marc Thorpe on the BattleBots Forum on 2/6/02:

I am happy to announce that the litigation I was embroiled in for so long over Robot Wars has ended. It leaves me free to pursue whatever opportunities may arise. During the years since the first events, Robot Wars 1994-1997, my dream has truly blossomed beyond that of a sport into a new sport industry. I am happy for the great opportunities and rewards that the community of robot builders now enjoys. It is very much as I envisioned. I want to thank all of you who have been so helpful and supportive during this long difficult period. I hope to become involved again in some way.

Marc Thorpe