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Photos: Robot wars

Robots battle for the crown at the ComBots Cup and National Championship in San Francisco.
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Last rites

A team tends to "Last Rites" robot after it was damaged in combat with rival robot "Sewer Snake" on Saturday at the ComBots Cup and National Championship in San Francisco.

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Betty vs. Karcas

"Big Betty" takes on "Karcas" on Saturday at the ComBots event.

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Megabyte vs. Biohazard

"Megabyte" rips into "Biohazard" on Saturday at the ComBots championship event in San Francisco.

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Robo-battle

Robots battle in Robot Combat arena.

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Starhawk

Dave Baker (crouching) and Bill Moon operate the weaponry and navigation of "Starhawk" via remote control at the ComBots event.

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Robowork

An engineer works on a robot on Saturday.

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Deadly blade

Bill Moon works on the deadly blade of a robot on Saturday at the ComBots national championship in San Francisco.

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Robo art

Artist Shannon O'Hare displays his art--a Robot's Cup featuring a robot hand holding a goblet as it rises from a bronze crucible.

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Megabyte and Super Megabyte

"Megabyte" and "Super Megabyte" in repose.

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Robo decoaration

Robots were decorated before going into battle Saturday.

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Thirsty robot

Battle can make even robots thirsty.

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"Karcas" rams "Big Betty" against the rail on Saturday at the ComBots Cup and National Championship in San Francisco.

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