It is essentially a modern technology-based sporting event in which teams build remote controlled robot-like things that fight in an arena.
Of course, there are many engineering aspects of these bots—but underlying every bit of technological terror is some very fundamental physics.
Let's go over some of the physics-based tactics used in the game.
Suppose there is a robot with a horizontal spinning disk on the top (with little nubs to hit other robots).
The energy stored in a spinning disk depends on its mass, size, and rotation speed.
If it delivers a nice blow to another robot, it might slow down and need some "recharge" time to get back up to speed.