Perficient’s ‘Minotaur’ to Compete in BattleBots 2021-2022 Season on Discovery Channel
SAINT LOUIS (November 17, 2021) – Perficient, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRFT) (“Perficient”), the leading global digital consultancy transforming the world’s largest enterprises and biggest brands, today announced a partnership with the Brazilian-based fighting robot builder team, RioBotz, and their BattleBots competitor, “Minotaur.”
“A perfect fusion of science and sport, BattleBots is the most popular robot fighting competition in the world and a perfect forum to reach STEM enthusiasts and tomorrow’s tech talent today,” said Bill Davis, Perficient vice president of marketing. “We’re proud to support the talented team of builders at RioBotz and their amazing bot Minotaur in this year’s globally televised competition.”
BattleBots broadcasts to more than 150 countries and the sixth season is expected to air soon on Discovery Channel.
“Robot competition is all about innovation, engineering, and energy, and we’re thrilled to partner with a dynamic and determined global digital leader like Perficient,” said Carlos Souza Jr., RioBotz team leader. “Their generosity has made a real difference for our team this year, and we can’t wait for the season to start with Perficient prominently displayed on Minotaur as we compete for the championship.”
Founded in 2003, under the supervision of Professor Marco Antônio Meggiolaro, PhD from MIT, RioBotz is the robotics team of PUC-Rio, a university in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. RioBotz designs, optimizes and constructs mechanical structures, locomotion systems and actuators. Although the team focuses on combat robots, the research group has also developed systems for medical, military and oil and energy industries
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