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Africa

Benin

While incredibly active in FIRST there is no active Robot Combat scene in Benin.

Status: Non-Existant

Egypt

As the second largest economy in Africa, even surpassing South Africa which has Robot Combat history you would expect Egypt to have the right climate for Robot Combat, however only one robot (COPRA) has ever emerged from the country, and it never even competed.

Egypt's scene is dormant, possibly extinct.

Ethiopia

While incredibly active in Robotic Football there is no active Robot Combat scene in Ethiopia.

Status: Non-Existant

Gambia

Not much is known about Gambia's Robot Combat scene other than that it is school based. It's existence was first known in the west in 2017 after some Gambian Roboteers had issues getting Visas to compete in the US. [1]

South Africa

Only two robots have ever come out of South Africa, and those are Crushtacean, and Yeborobo. These are also consequentially the only two robots to ever have come out of Africa as a whole, of these two the last robot from there competed in 2016.

South Africa's scene is classified as Semi-Dormant.

Tunisia

Tunisia briefly dabbled in Robot Combat around 2016 with a single event that ultimately was cancelled due to poor planning... But not before at least one 13kg robot was built.

Status: Extinct

Status Table:

Flag Country Scene Status Most Common Weight Class Peak Popularity Major Events
Algeria Non-Existant N/A N/A N/A
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Cape Verde

(Cabo Verde)

Central African Republic

Chad
Comoros Islands
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt

Dormant

Featherweight 2011-2012 unknown
Equatorial Guinea Non-Existant N/A N/A N/A
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia Active unknown, insect weight 2017? unknown
Ghana Non-Existant N/A N/A N/A
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Seychilles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa Semi-Dormant Heavyweight Early 2000's-2016

Robot Wars

Extreme Robots (Both UK)

South Sudan Non-Existant N/A N/A N/A
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia Extinct 13kg 2016 Robowar Tunisia
Zambia Non-Existant N/A N/A N/A
Zimbabwe

Antarctica

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LOL

In all seriousness no one really lives there so not a "snowballs" chance, get it?

Status Table:

Flag Country

Scene Status

Most Common Weight Class

Peak Year(s) Major Events
Antarctica Non-Existant N/A N/A N/A

Asia

Armenia

Main Article: 2-done


Only one robot is known to have come from Armenia, and that is a robot called  2-done.

Bangladesh

While Bangladesh has an appearantly healthy scene, it is also appearantly very new, and the robots cannot be any larger that 3lbs. Furthermore the name of only one robot 4, which was built by students of ISTT is known. However their robot competition's name is known, and is called Bit Arena.

China

Main Article: Robot Combat in China

China despite being relatively new to Robot Combat debuted with a bang in late 2016 when an event called Fighting My Bots was held. This event quickly gained traction, catapulting China onto the world stage of the sport, due to the quality of the robots, and arena itself lending to some unusually entertaining fights for a debuting country.

This led into 2017 when FMB, keeping the momentum going hosted a world cup which featured robots from Asia, India, New Zealand, and even Brazil. China then further cemented itself with King of Bots taking place that year, which even had notable US robots Megabyte, and Mega Melvin competing in a televised Heavyweight event with UK Teams competing as well as the first Japanese team in over 12 years competing.

Also that year Clash of Bots was announced making three major full contact robot combat events with robots larger than 30lbs.

Cyprus

Main Article: Cerberus (Cyprus)

Cyprus has only produced one robot, Cerberus. Which competed in Robot Wars in the late 90's to Early 2000's. Since then Cyprus has not produced another robot.

India

Main Article: Robot Combat in India

Indonesia

Indonesia has only ever had one combat robot come out of the country, and that was Udanis. However Udanis is not known to have ever competed.

Iran

Iranian event

only known photo of an Iranian event.

Main Article: Robot Combat in Iran

Iran's situation in Robot Combat is quite complex in that the country is surprisingly for an authoritarian dictatorship that eschews western ideas quite active on the robotics scene. Despite this not much is known about their Robot Combat scene, a video of a competition surfaced on YouTube a few years back but has since disappeared.

Getting straight news out of countries like Iran is notoriously difficult, as a result of this it is unknown what the current state of their scene is. However what is known is that the preferred weight category is the Middleweight class with the Featherweights bringing up a close second.

However it is still very much active considering a robot, Zelzal competed in the Russian event Battle of the Robots oin 2016

Israel

Main Article: Annuit Geptus

Only one robot has ever came out of Israel, and that is Annuit Geptus which attempted to compete at Battlebots Long Beach 1999.

Japan

Only two robots have come out of Japan: Iron Eagle, and Wu Wu Generals. Japan, despite being highly regarded in the world of Robotics hasn't really gotten into Robot Combat much aside from joke events like their variation of Hebocon, insteadfocusing more on Sumo, and Humanoid.

Jordan

The only known robot to come out of Jordan was Fairyweight, svinx-9d.

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is new to the Robot Combat world, their first event Battles of Robots only being held in May of 2017. Curiously Kazakhstan bucks the trend of having Middleweights be the most popular weight class, instead Kazakh roboteers seem to favor Heavyweights instead.

Like India, Mexico, and Ecuador arena safety seems to be a rather big issue with the arena consisting of nothing more than a roofless wire mesh cage.

Malaysia

Main Article: Robot Combat in Malaysia

Nepal

North Korea

Likely banned due to it being a western invention, even if it wasn't North Korea isn't even in good enough shape financially to support it.

But hey BEST KOREA!

Pakistan

Status Table:

Flag  Country Scene Status Most Common Weight Class Peak Year(s) Major Events
Afghanistan Non-Existant N/A
Armenia Active 3kg 2016 unknown
Azerbaijan Non-Existant N/A
Bahrain
Bangladesh Active unknown insect class 2017 Bit Arena
Bhutan Non-Existant N/A
Brunei
Cambodia
China Active Featherweight 2016-Present

King of Bots

Fighting My Bots

Clash of Bots

Cyprus Extinct Heavyweight Late 90's to Early 2000's Robot Wars (UK)
East Timor Non-Existant N/A
Egypt
Georgia
India Active Featherweight,  Middleweight unknown-present Robowar @ITT Techfest
Indonesia Extinct Beetleweight unknown
Iran unknown Middleweight 2005-unknown Various small university, and (likely illegal) underground events.
Iraq Non-Existant N/A
Israel Extinct Lightweight 1999 Battlebots (US)
Japan Active Heavyweight 2017

Battlebots (US)

King of Bots (China)

Jordan Extinct Fairyweight Unknown
Kazakhstan Active Heavyweight 2017 Battles of Robots
Kuwait Non-Existant N/A
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia Active Middleweight 2011-Present Combat Robot Malaysia
Maldives Non-Existant N/A
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal Active Hobbyweight 2011?-Present Yantra Robot Competition
North Korea Banned N/A
Oman Non-Existant
Pakistan Active Lightweight 2010-Present

NERC Robowar

Palestine Non-Existant N/A
Philippines Active Lightweight 2013-Present

Pinoy Robot Games

RoboRumbles @GamesCon

Qatar Non-Existant N/A
Russia Active Heavyweight 2016-Present

Bronebot

Bitva Robotov

Saudi Arabia
Signapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikstan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen

Europe

North America

Oceania

South America

References

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