Salesforce Team Building Launches Robot Battles 2!
A spectacular Salesforce team building event for their top 500 technology people was also the launch of our new Robot Battles 2 robot team building event! We partnered with Salesforce to bring this event to life 8 months ahead of schedule. Based on our wildly popular Robot Team Building, Robot Battles 2 introduces exciting new features including: 2 people operating the robot at the same time, bigger and faster robots, handles for picking up the robot out of the melee, and an overall more aggressive and refined experience.
Salesforce did their part and crushed it, setting the first World Record build time for Robot Battles 2 of 46:40 (forty six minutes and forty seconds). Team Passive Aggressive (#17) dialed in the fastest build time finishing a few minutes ahead of the competition. When asked how they did it, one response I heard – “talent.” 46 minutes is very close to the original World Record for Robot Battles 1. It will be interesting to see the evolution of the new World Record, and if it can get near to the current record of 22:35. As impressive as the fast build times, was that all 48 robots were built and experienced battle. Truly all 500 people were a part of the success!
Speaking of battles! Likely the most fun allowable at a corporate meeting – the robot battles were beautiful displays of aircraft-grade aluminum and bolts smashing into each other at high speeds and balloons popping at a machine gun rate throughout the expansive ballroom. We divided the teams into 4 regions of robot battle chaos contained within humanoid circle arenas. Our format of 1 point for popping balloons and 3 points for flipping a robot was loosely followed and two official/unofficial winners were selected from each region.
The final battle of the top 8 robots (2 from each region) (+ 4 additional random bots) was televised on gigantic screens on either end of the ballroom. It was a ferocious melee ended early as our battle champions eclipsed 10 points at the 2:45 mark of the 4-minute melee. Due to the exuberant nature of the finale atmosphere I neglected to write down the winning teams number – they were amazing and clearly deserved the best bot status!
We ended with all 48 bots in a “Last Survivor” format that dwindled from 48 to 20, to 8, to 4 bots, then 2, and finally 1 final bot standing to take home the illustrious “5-Hour Energy Drink” Prizes!
A huge Thank You to Salesforce and our personal sponsor Big-Joe for inviting us to the beautiful 18,000 square foot Costa del Sol ballroom at La Costa Resort and Spa and for your wonderful hospitality!Robot Team Building