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1.1.4 All Robots must have a cradle in which it can sit with the drive wheels or tracks supported off of the ground. The cradle must allow the Robot’s drive to be demonstrated on the workbench without the Robot moving. (Wheels should not be fitted to the cradle.)

1.2 Safety

1.2.1 Robots will be inspected for safety and reliability before being allowed to compete.

1.2.2 The Organizers reserve the right to ban or disqualify any Robot that, in their opinion, is/could be unsafe and cause injury to personnel or damage to the television studio set or equipment.

1.3 Style

1.3.1 Robots can be built using wheels; tracks; legs ("Walkers").

1.3.2 Other styles or methods may be considered, but contact the Organizers before starting work.

1.3.3 Flying Robots that use exposed rotating aerofoils are banned.

1.3.4 "Cluster Bots" - Robots consisting of two or more components – are allowed.


2.1 Weights

2.1.1 Weight Classification

Heavyweight: above 100lbs to 220lbs (above 45.4kgs to 100kgs)

2.1.2 i) Legged Robots (“Walkers") are permitted to enter the weight classification one below their actual weight.

ii) Legged Robots (“Walkers") can weigh up to 350lbs (160kgs) in the Heavyweight class.

2.1.3 Total weight is measured without consumables - e.g. gases, fuel - and does not include safety bars, straps, guards or similar equipment used to immobilize moving arms/weapons, or for protection, and which are removed before battle.  (Please note that batteries will not be considered as consumables.)

2.1.4If interchangeable panels and/or weapons are used, the weight is measured with the heaviest set-up in place.

2.2 Dimensions

2.2.1 Overall length must not exceed 6.6ft (2 meters).

Overall width must not exceed 4.6ft (1.4 meters).

2.2.2 Legged Robots (“Walkers") may exceed these dimensions, but check with the Organizers before starting work.

2.2.3 There is no maximum height for a Robot.  (This will be dictated by design and weight constraints.)

2.2.4 Length and width is measured to the extremities of the Robot, i.e. includes any overhanging bodywork, weaponry or protrusions.

2.2.5 Providing the Robot starts a bout with weaponry or other devices in a retracted position, the length and width is measured with these in this retracted position.


US Rules&Regs, 1/3/01

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