Las Vegas Robot Team Event MGM Battles @ HeadzUP
MGM is used to hosting great fights and so it was no surprise that their Las Vegas Robot Team Event was spectacular. We have a great relationship with MGM and they always put us up in one of their hotels when we travel to Las Vegas. Last year it was the The Signature at MGM – a beautifully appointed and luxurious “no casino” Las Vegas environment, and this year it was at the Park MGM. We have been going to Las Vegas for over 20 years so to see the evolution of The Strip is both fascinating and truly awe inspiring.
Where once there was the Monte Carlo – now stands Park MGM – a similar experience in that it is non-themed from a Las Vegas perspective, with more elegant and subtle decor and quality finishes and feel. What puts “the Park” in Park MGM is the array of entertainment that surrounds a beautiful open civic-park expanse that connects the Park theater with the large stadium and concert hall. Our stay was 2 nights before the Alvarez and GGG boxing fight and the civic area included a boxing ring, large posters, music, and other things creating a buzz as the energy builds towards fight time.
Our robot battle events weren’t at the Park Theater or the stadium, but at a equally interesting team building venue off strip. About 10 minutes from the Park MGM located in a mall – think easy, available, and free parking with a 5 minute walk inside – HeadzUP is a unique team building space. They have a fantastic art gallery of large murals that defy the optics of human perception, 6 or more Escape Rooms, and other cool events all under a huge air conditioned footprint. It was the perfect place to host a Las Vegas Robot Team Event with ample meeting room.
We worked with a “special Ops” team from MGM – they could vaguely describe what they did but no specifics were forthcoming. Bottom line – it seemed like they solved problems to improve customer service. I was describing my room and how great it was, and I mentioned off hand one small thing I would change – and wow – they were all questions! Problem Solved! They treated the challenge of building robots with the same intensity with almost every team finishing under 45 minutes. The “Bellagio Busters” pictured above finished 4 minutes under the average at 41:20!
The robot battles were intense with everyone getting a chance to take on one of their work mates and then followed by a classic all-bot melee. We broke some stuff and bolts and nuts flew off robots so I know they did a great job smashing into each other and flipping robots!
Thank you again MGM for your hospitality and for inviting us out to work with some fabulous people in a really cool venue.Robot Team Building