Unleash your technical prowess: Design a wired or wireless, manually controlled robot and test its capability on the battlefield against other bots. Make your bot the mightiest to win. Appealing to the most primal human instinct – WAR, the fierce battle will test everything your bot has to offer: power, speed, strategy and gameplay. Experience the thrill of ripping, shredding and destroying



    Design a wired/wireless, manually controlled robot that is capable of overpowering its opponent in a battle against other bots.

    Weight limit: Maximum of 25 kg.

    Size : Maximum of 50x50x50 (in cm)

    When all movable/extendable parts / weapons are fully compacted so as to occupy minimum space. (The size restrictions should be strictly followed. No arguments regarding this matter will be entertained.)






    1.      During the match only three team-members will participate  in competition (within the area demarcated for participants): one member will control the bot, another to help with control wires and the third member will control the weapons on the bot (pushers, flappers,  cutting  wheels, weapons  etc.) Teams are allowed to switch members in different matches.


    2.   Rounds:

    2.1.    Abstract Round : Teams are required to send an abstract of the robot in the format specified. Please refer the abstract for more details.


    2.2    Qualifying Round: This round involves pulling a weight of 15 kg on a trolley, a certain distance up an incline.(maximum 450)

    Criteria - Basic power criterion


    2.3.      Round I: Three robots will participate in this round with one team advancing. (2 teams will be eliminated). Bot Weapons are allowed and strategically one bot has to knock out other two bots.

    Criteria - Strategy


    2.4.    Round II:  Three  robots.  Basic arena weapons  will  be present. One team advancing.

    Criteria - Strategy


    2.5.    Round III: Capture the Flag. Two bots, two flags. Your objective is to destroy the opponent’s flag. Weapons allowed.

    (Number of participants are subject to change.)

    Criteria - Gameplay technique and Speed


    2.6.     Round IV: Details will be revealed prior to the competition.

    Their nature will be that of a Death Match, i.e. fight till either 1 is incapable of fighting. Number of participants per round may either be 2 or 3.

    Criteria: Agility, Endurance, Aggressiveness and Strategy

    * Game rounds are subject to change and entirely depend upon the event managers. Any change will be notified prior to the event.


    3.      Elimination Criteria:

    The robot is unable to move for 60 seconds leading to a knockout.

    Robots cannot win by pinning or lifting their opponents. Organizers will allow pinning or lifting for a maximum of 20 seconds per pin/lift then the attacker robot will be instructed to release the opponent. If, after being instructed to do so, the attacker is able to release but does not, their robot may be disqualified. If two or more robots become entangled or a crushing or gripping weapon is employed and becomes trapped within another robot, then the competitors should make the timekeeper aware, the fight should be stopped and the robots separated by the safest means.


    4.   Setup time: 5 minutes


    5.   Match duration:  2 minutes for the qualifying round. The remaining rules will be explained to the participants at the time of the event or just before the next round begins.


    6.   Weapons cannot be used to intentionally destroy the control wires (if any) of opponent bots. Damage to the arena will lead to disqualification of the bot and thereby the team. Care must be taken to secure control wires, as mentioned below.





    Each team can register with a maximum of FIVE members and there will be a minimum of two rounds involving weapons.

    Kindly note that in all of the above mentioned rounds, the number of participants is subject to change (Depending on the participation) and may be revealed just prior to the competition as well.

    Since,  the  event  consists  of  more  than  2  rounds  involving weapons, it is therefore, suggested to concentrate on the durability of the robot and the weapon. It is also advisable to carry   spare parts for external, damage prone areas and weapons.

    It is mandatory for teams to undertake the following precautions to avoid damage to the wires during the game and also avoid tangling of the wires.

    Metal rod of nearly 50 cm at the top of the bot to channel the wires out of the robot body.

    Further, the wires should be encompassed within a flexible pipe for nearly 3 ft. (Or any other alternative which serves the purpose)

    Any kind of exposed wiring (not covered by a pipe) should be held together by cello tape.

    Workshop for working on the robot will be made available during the festival for repairing the damages. Kindly get in touch with the Event Managers to avail access to the workshop.

    In any given round, the decision of the Judges will be final and binding on all participants.



    Compliance with all event rules is mandatory.  It is expected that competitors stay within the rules and procedures of their own accord and do not require constant policing.

    The machine would be checked for its safety before the competition and the team would be disqualified if their machine is found unsafe.

    Participants must wear shoes during a match.

    Participants are expected to abide by the rules & should co-operate with the organizers.

    If you have a robot or weapon design that does not fit within the categories set forth in these rules or is in some way ambiguous or borderline, please contact the event organizers. Safe innovation is always encouraged, but surprising the event staff with your brilliant exploitation of a loophole may cause your robot to be disqualified before it even competes.

    All participants build and operate robots at their own risk. Combat robotics is inherently dangerous.  There is no amount of regulation that can encompass all the dangers involved. Please take care to not hurt yourself or others when building, testing and competing.


    Kindly  note  that  we  are  very  strict  about  compliance   with  the  above  mentioned Safety measures. Any violations will lead to immediate disqualification.


    Bot Specifications

    Dimension and Fabrication

    1. The initial dimension of bot should not exceed 50 X 50 X 50 cm.

    However, there is no limitation on bot dimension once the match starts.

    2. The electrical voltage at any point of time in the machine should not exceed 40 V DC/AC.

    3. Any machine component should not be detached (intentionally) during any point of the war.

    4. Weight limit: 25 kg (Wired bot) & 30 kg (Wireless bot).

    5. Readymade gear boxes, parts, chassis, control circuits and remote control can be used.


    Bot Control

    1. In case of wired bots, the wires should remain slack at any instant during the fight. All the wires coming out of the machine should be stacked as a single unit. As mentioned above, the wires coming out of the bot should be contained in a pipe. (Or other alternative mentioned above).

    2. In case of wireless system, it should have a minimum two / three frequency  remote control  circuit  or two dual  control  circuits  or a transmitter-receiver paired module so that the frequency interferences with opponent team can be avoided  (in case of any interference in the wireless systems, they will not be considered for rematch or in the results).

    3. Remote controls that are readily available in the market may also be used with  suitable modifications if needed.


    Battery and Power

    1. The machine can be powered electrically only. Use of an IC engine in any form is not allowed. Batteries must be sealed, immobilized- electrolyte types (such as gel  cells,  lithium, NiCad, NiMH, or dry cells). Since destruction is allowed batteries should be suitably and sufficiently protected from damage as far as possible.

    2. Also  multiple  rounds  may  be  conducted   back  to  back  so  the batteries are advised to be kept fully charged with backup battery(s). It is advised to make provision for alternate power source such as a provision to use 230V single phase AC. The previous statement was advisory in nature but not compulsory.

    3. The electrical voltage at any point of time in the machine should not exceed 40 V DC/AC.  In  case  higher  voltage  is  being used  for weapons  such  as in cutting  blade  motors please  mail the event managers  and  get  their approval  beforehand  failing which  teams may be disqualified.

    4. 230V (AC) power will be provided (for wired bots).

    5. In case of wireless bots batteries should be placed on the bot itself and teams cannot use AC external supply.

    6. In case of wired bots teams can use external batteries.

    7. All efforts must be made to protect battery terminals from a direct short and causing a battery fire. Failure to do so will cause direct disqualification.



    Robots can have any kind of cutters, flippers, saws, hammers, lifting devices etc. as weapons.

    With the following EXCEPTIONS:

    1. Pneumatics and Hydraulic

    2. Liquid projectiles

    3. Acid based Weapons

    4. EMP generators

    5. Any kind of flammable liquid

    6. Flame-producing weapons

    7. Any kind of explosive material.

    8. Radio jammers

    9. Any other weapon that might cause damage to the arena.



    1. If the bot operator is seen to be using the wire from the controller to pull, move or hold the bot, i.e. if the wire becomes taught at any point, the team will be disqualified.

    2. All efforts must be made to protect battery terminals from a direct short and causing a battery fire, failure to do so will lead to direct disqualification.


    Team Specifications:

    Minimum: 1 member

    Maximum: 5 members





    Participants are requested to submit abstract at the earliest (Note: Submission of the abstract
    is compulsory for all those seeking accommodation with us and accommodation is given on a
    first come first serve basis so send in your abstracts at the earliest - for details regarding the
    abstract scroll down).
    The abstract should contain the following;
    1) A short write-up of the robot’s dimensions, defensive and/or offensive strategies
    techniques, batteries and mode of control (wired or wireless).
    2) Photo(s) of the robot.
    3) Names of the members of the team. (All the team members are required to be
    registered before sending the abstract otherwise it would be considered as invalid.)
    4) A team name.
    5) Teams can also send a YouTube- link or a video of the working of robot. (Optional)
    NOTE: - Videos carry extra weightage which can make your way easier.
    All the items should be compressed in .zip format.
    The abstracts should be sent to [email protected] with the Subject as:
    Abstract Submission, Team name





    ROHIT JAIN | 8087955828  | [email protected]

    ROHIT LAD | 8149768906 |  [email protected]

    DIPANSHU AWASTHI | 8149189388 | [email protected]