A robot fighting contest was held as part of the national WorldSkills Hi-Tech 2019 competition in Russia’s Yekaterinburg. Nine Russian teams and one team from Kazakhstan took part in the robot combat.
A special sturdy arena hosted battles between robots weighing up to 100 kg and reaching 120 cm in height. The robots were brought in on carts and it took several people to put them on the arena.
Each fight between the remotely controlled robots, equipped with all kinds of weaponry, took approximately three minutes. Some of the robots had lifting devices to get underneath the opponent and lift it away from the arena surface. One of them fought with a rammer to crush into its opponents. Another one tried to simply cut the others apart with a spinner, Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily writes. The two robots, Archie and Karatel (Punisher) reached the finals, but the former won on points. The winning team received a trophy and a RUR 150K ($2.3K) prize.