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Robotic Death Company (sometimes shortened to RDC) is an active team that competed in the final three seasons of Comedy Central BattleBots as well as every season of the reboot era since ABC Season 2. The team is best known for their heavyweight entry Gigabyte, which won the Son of Whyachi bracket of BattleBots: Bounty Hunters in 2020.

The Team[]

The team originally competed in the final three seasons of Comedy Central BattleBots with an array of robots, including Agsma, Rambite and Megabite. However, neither achieved much success before the show was canceled.[1]

Robotic Death Company's logo from the Comedy Central era.

Megabite was renamed to Megabyte and became a fan favorite on the US live scene and in BattleBots-sanctioned events, winning many fights and becoming the sport's most dominant shell spinner. With the return of BattleBots, the team entered a modernized version called Invader into the 2016 season, before entering Gigabyte into every season onwards.

Ahead of the 2021 season, Robotic Death Company purchased powerful vertical spinner Cobalt from veteran British builders Dave Moulds and Sam Smith. The team entered Cobalt into Discovery Season 6 under the captaincy of Brent Rieker and with Matt Maxham behind the wheel.

Team Members[]

John Mladenik[]

Team captain and founder of the team, John Mladenik is an electrical engineer by day with over 20 years of experience in combat robotics.

Robots[]

Name Weight Class Season
Agsma Lightweight/Middleweight Season 3.0, Season 5.0
Megabyte Heavyweight Season 5.0, 2004 NPC Charity Open, 2009 Pro Championship
Super Megabyte Superheavyweight 2004 NPC Charity Open
Rambite Lightweight Season 4.0-Season 5.0
Invader Heavyweight ABC Season 2
Gigabyte Heavyweight Discovery Season 3-Present
Cobalt Heavyweight Discovery Season 6-Present*
  • Cobalt competed in ABC Season 2 and Discovery Season 4 of the BattleBots reboot under the name Team Carbide.

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 14
  • Losses: 15

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