Robotic sporting competitions involve robot machines battling other robots, often replicating the rules and equipment of other sports. Robot sports generally do not fit in the definition of a real sport as they are not human physical activities, but it is included on this list of sports due to similarities to actual sports.
Examples of robot sports include:
- Robot Soccer — autonomous robots compete in football matches.
- Robot Combat — involves custom-built remote control machines fighting each other
- Robot Racing — indoor or outdoor unmanned ground vehicle competitions. The robots race against other robots to a finish line, without any human guidance or control, sometimes off-road.
- World Robot Olympiad — a global robotics competition for young people, includes a soccer competition.
- RoboRAVE International — includes robot sports such as: a-MAZE-ing, jousting, line following, triathlon, Fire Fighting, and Aerial.
- RoboGames — includes over 70 events and are modeled on the human Olympics. Some of the sports are: robot soccer, sumo, combat, android wrestling, maze solving, fire-fighting, biped races, and balancer races.