On the Season 2 preview of BattleBots on ABC, 12 evenly matched robots rumbled to secure a spot in the field of 48. The grappler Mohawk — which appeared on Season 1 — emerged after a rumble with Invader and Lycan.
Tom Bales of Miami, Florida is the builder of Mohawk. After graduating from M.I.T. with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1970, Bales went on to develop the world’s largest telescope project ERGO Energetic Ray Global Observatory. He also holds 143 patents for biomedical surgical devices including flexible biopsy forceps and laparoscopic surgical instruments, pacemakers and rockets. Some of the rocket propulsion systems he’s developed are “under DOD secrecy order.” BattleBots Season 2 will premiere Thursday, June 23 at 8pm on ABC.