Re: ROBOT: "Robot Wars" Continues To Burgeon

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 19:26:28 MST

Emlyn O'regan wrote:

> What are the rules on their weapons, btw? They don't seem to be allowed
> projectile weapons or explosives. What about, say, whacking an opponent with
> a pointy axe thing which is hollow, then pumping that opponent full of
> water, or some conductive foam or some such? Or maybe conductive dust - iron
> filings? Carbon fillaments? Something like that? Or something which
> dissolves cable shielding?

No go. Inject-then-project is still a projectile. If you could coat
your weapon with such a dissolver, and make sure it didn't drip off and
leak over the floor or other robot, then maybe...but, to my knowledge,
there are no good dissolvers that stick well enough. ("Well enough"
basically means large-piece solid - no free-floating dust, for

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