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Author Topic: Automaton Wrestling Query  (Read 661 times)
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« on: January 14, 2016, 09:13:00 am »

Hello there Folks, a Question has been Bugging me for a Bit, so I Thought I'd Post it:Has There Ever been Any Thought in Fiction or Otherwise about some Kind of Amusement Device Featuring Automatons of Various Types as Wrestlers? Know How things go with Robots/Automatons, it was Question that I Thought I'd ask.  Thanks For Looking.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 12:41:10 pm »

Never saw it, but there was a movie not to long ago about this very thing: Real Steel. Futuristic rather than victorian though.

Kind of related to steampunk robot wrestling, there's also this lovely animation that's about due for another tour of of BG: (Though technically it features human controlled mechs, not automatons.)

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 10:45:46 am »

I don't know. It depends on whether Sgt. Major (rank?) Boilerplate was ever engaged in such sport.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boilerplate_%28robot%29

I do know he once played a match of boxing....

http://www.wired.com/2012/02/boilerplate-and-frank-reade/

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 01:25:05 am »

Here's my rundown of Victorian Automata:
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,38845.0.html

No wrestlers, but if you are looking for inspirations for some project, this could be your source. I could imagine many of these robots reworked into wrestler designs.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 03:00:35 am »

Thank You, a Most Interesting Collection to be Sure, and very Inspiring in deed.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 08:08:25 am »

over the years there have been been a variety of arm-wrestling automata appearing in penny-arcades. however i have not found any evidence of operational greco-roman or judo wrestling robotica .

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 04:27:50 am »

Here's one that I forgot to include in my automata timeline:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Hero_the_Newmatic_Man
Mr. Hero, a character created by Neil Gaiman, is a Victorian era robot with two interchangeable heads; one head has great intellect, like Sherlock Holmes; the other head is a boxer. Not too far removed from your wrestler concept.

Here's another good one:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipu%27s_Tiger
A mechanical figure captured from an Indian sultan by British troops. The mechanical tiger mauls a mechanical man in European clothing. The figure commemorated the Sultan't hatred of the British East India Company. If you are designing wrestler robots, a tiger-headed robot could be designed to evoke this famous automaton.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2016, 12:13:47 am »

There is the 2011 movie "Real Steel".  Boxing not wrestling.  I enjoyed it very much.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016, 07:34:58 pm »

Real Steel was supposedly based on the Rock Em Sock Em toys, which I'd imagine could be given a victorian make-over.
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 08:55:39 pm »

Here's one that I forgot to include in my automata timeline:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Hero_the_Newmatic_Man
Mr. Hero, a character created by Neil Gaiman, is a Victorian era robot with two interchangeable heads; one head has great intellect, like Sherlock Holmes; the other head is a boxer. Not too far removed from your wrestler concept.

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I always though that was Worzel Gummidge...  Roll Eyes

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