The arena will be a raised platform 3’ (914mm) square.
There will be a drop off edge all around the arena.
A robot that falls off the arena will be deemed to have lost.
Robots motivated by rotary motion are limited to 0.15kg
Robots motivated by legs (walkers) are limited to 0.225kg
Robots will be weighed by scales accurate to +/- 1g.
in doubt check the accuracy of your scales or robot against a POST OFFICE set
and build to the limit of your scales. If your scales are 5g accurate you
could end up building a 152.5g robot.
All robots to be contained within a 4" (101.6mm) cube prior to
Robots may expand under remote control.
Antennas must be contained within this cube.
Batteries must not contain acid.
No voltage greater than 24.0V is permitted.
A power switch must be included and easily accessible and provide full
Fluid based weapons (treacle guns, etc..) are NOT permitted.
Glue or sticky pad weapons are NOT permitted.
String or entanglement weapons are NOT permitted.
No metal is to be used in armour.
Armour is defined as "a protective layer or skin".
Monocoques are defined as armour.
Remote Control of Robot
The following frequencies are acceptable: 27 MHz, 40 MHz, 418 MHz, 433-434
MHz, 868 MHz, 2.45 GHz
Ultrasonic control, infrared control & magnetic/inductive systems are NOT
allowed. (Due to possibility of interference with later arena designs).
When the control transmitter is switched OFF or out-of-range or subject to
interference the robot must ‘FAILSAFE’.
Contestants must register the possible frequencies that their controllers’
use (including which crystals they have) with ‘FREQUENCY CONTROL’ at least
7 days before the CONTEST.
All controls must be CE & MPT compliant.
Duration of Activity
The maximum length of a "one on one" BATTLE will be 120 seconds (2
Contact during BATTLE
Robots may hold or pin each other for a maximum of 20 seconds.
The JUDGE will give a verbal warning at 15 seconds into any holding or pinning
for the contestants to disengage, should they not do so by 20 seconds the
BATTLE will be stopped and the robots returned to their respective corners and
the BATTLE recommence immediately.
Un-tethered weapons are NOT permitted: should a weapon break off in a
competitor it will be considered un-tethered.
Tethered weapons range is to be no more than 3’ (914mm)
Any weapon that rotates must not exceed 10 metres per second tip speed. This
primarily a safety issue.
Thermal Warfare Weaponry
Explosives or pyrotechnic detonators or similar devices are NOT permitted.
Any thermal warfare device must be capable of being switched off by remote
control (this maybe incorporated into the fail-safe).
Any contestant using a thermal warfare device is responsible for proving &
demonstrating it’s safety to the JUDGE(S).
Any contestant using a thermal warfare device MUST bring a suitable certified
fire extinguisher, the use of which must not damage the arena or another
contestant (i.e. no water! - CO2 preferred).
Contestants are responsible to clearing the use of any thermal warfare device
with the owners of the CONTEST venue.
Candles or wick based devices are NOT permitted.
Napalm or similar compounds are NOT permitted.
Outside manipulation is NOT permitted during the contest.
All entrants must provide & wear their own approved safety goggles
throughout any BATTLE.
Protective gloves must be worn when handling the robots.
Protection from Sharp Edges
All sharp edges must have protective covers outside the arena.
These are to be painted bright yellow.
Contests must communicate in a socially acceptable way to each other.
No spitting or swearing or punching.
Sponsors allowed providing logo is not bigger than the robot.