As someone who programs robots as a job and has entered a number of robotics competitions, I quite liked this, mainly due to the subject matter. It’s a much more realistic take on robots than any other anime I can think of. Although it does seem to be a little bit near-future. It also did a good job of capturing the tension of the competition.
My only disappointment is that the robots are remote controlled. Lame.
Also, it’s more of a kids show. Very simplistic. I doubt I’ll finish it to the end, although I did enjoy the first episode.