Robot combat is a form of robot competition in which two or more custom-built machines use varied methods of destroying or disabling the other. The machines are generally remote-controlled vehicles rather than autonomous robots, though not exclusively.

Robot combat competitions have been made into television series, including Battlebots in the US and Robot Wars in the UK. These shows were originally broadcast in the late 1990s to early 2000s and experienced revivals in the mid-2010s. As well as televised competitions, smaller robot combat events are staged for live audiences such as those organised by the Robot Fighting League.

Robot builders are generally hobbyists and the complexity and cost of their machines can vary substantially. Robot combat uses weight classes, with the heaviest robots able to exert more power and destructive capabilities. The rules of competitions are designed for safety of the builders, operators, and spectators while also providing for an entertaining spectacle. Robot combat arenas are generally surrounded by a bulletproof screen.

Competitor robots come in a variety of designs, with different strategies for winning fights. Robot designs typically incorporate weapons for attacking opponents, such as axes, hammers, flippers and spinning devices. Rules almost always prohibit gun-like weapons as well as other strategies not conducive to the safety and enjoyment of participants and spectators.

Weight classes

Class Maximum weight
Antweight 0.15 kg (0.33 lb)
Beetleweight 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
Featherweight 13.6 kg (30 lb)
Lightweight 30 kg (66 lb)
Middleweight 55 kg (121 lb)
Heavyweight 110 kg (240 lb)

Antweight:-

 Recycled Robots

 Flipper Robot

 Defanding Robot

 USD advance Bot

Beetleweight:-

 Clipper Bot

 Cutter Bot

 Rotor Bot

 Vertical Rotor Bot

Featherweight & Lightweight:-

 Slider Bot

 Horizontal Cutter bot

 V-Bot

 

Middleweight & Heavyweight:-

 Front CR Bot

 Chisle Bot

 Hammer king

 Gladiator

 The TORO

 Sharpan Bot

 Lifter bot

 H-Rotor Bot