NERC was brought into being in 2000 to provide safe, easily accessible locations in the East for robotic combat events. Now over 30 members strong, and events & demo's throughout the year, NERC is the premier East Coast combat robotics organization. Our credo is simple: make robotic combat accessible to all interested parties. We try to keep a simple ruleset, and strive to maintain arena safety as one of our utmost priorities. NERC events are typically run as double elimination tournaments, allowing at least two chances to fight with your creation.

NERC is a small, close-knit family of like minded builders, whose membership spans from students to businessmen; from nurses to restaurant owners. All types of people are involved, with the age span going from competitors under 7 to folks that are "more seasoned."