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Nibbler's Season 3.0 appearance.

Nibbler was a middleweight competitor built by a student team from Southern Illinois University which competed in Season 3.0 of BattleBots. It was a red box-shaped robot which was armed with grabbing pincers. It didn't perform well in competition, forfeiting its only match due to radio issues. However, it appeared on television in an exhibition match with several other student robots against Jay Leno's Chinkilla.

Students from Southern Illinois University also built Claw Reaper and Hi Speed Come-A-Parts.
Chin-Killa caught on Nibbler

Chin-Killa's chin gets caught on Nibbler.

Robot history

Season 3.0

Nibbler's only main bracket match was against Cerberus. However, before the match, the Nibbler team lent their radio system to another team's. Upon getting the radio back, they forgot to reset the settings to their own, which caused issues for them. These issues forced Nibbler to forfeit the match.

Nibbler however returned for an exhibition match that featured other student-built bots: General Gau, Reactore, SMD, Mordicus and Gungnire. All pitted against Chinkilla. At one point Chinkilla got it's lifter stuck on top of Nibbler, but Reactore managed to free them. However Nibbler wasn't functioning at all after.


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Mark Beiro Introductions

"From Southern Illinois University, the ingenious NIBBLER!"