can you mount a gun on a battlebot?

I was watching battlebots and it seems like if you mounted an ak47 on a bot, it would win the whole thing. Is that legal?

I haven’t looked up the official rules of the new version, but at least a couple of years ago:

Projectile weapons are allowed, but the projectile must be tethered so it will not travel more than 2 meters.

Gunpowder, blackpowder, and sodium azide (airbag detonators) explosives are strictly forbidden.

The projectile must be tested so that it cannot penetrate at any range a test barrier which is exactly one half the thickness of the arena walls.

So, while it may be possible to build a projectile weapon such as an air cannon that fires a large, slow steel slug: it would probably be a single shot weapon, and no, no guns are allowed.

Not only would that be way too unsafe: what’s the sport in that?

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2 thoughts on “can you mount a gun on a battlebot?

  1. No, it is not legal. All weapons must remain conected to the bot, all projectiles are illegal. But you should check out the website for the full list of rules for any other questions.
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  2. I haven’t looked up the official rules of the new version, but at least a couple of years ago:

    Projectile weapons are allowed, but the projectile must be tethered so it will not travel more than 2 meters.

    Gunpowder, blackpowder, and sodium azide (airbag detonators) explosives are strictly forbidden.

    The projectile must be tested so that it cannot penetrate at any range a test barrier which is exactly one half the thickness of the arena walls.

    So, while it may be possible to build a projectile weapon such as an air cannon that fires a large, slow steel slug: it would probably be a single shot weapon, and no, no guns are allowed.

    Not only would that be way too unsafe: what’s the sport in that?
    References :

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