Each preliminary show in the first season of Robotica featured four robots paired off in a series of three challenges. The winners of each pairing faced each other in a sumo-style 'Fight to the Finish' to determine the winner of the show.
Total points were added for the tree events to determine a winner. In the event of a tie, the robot who won the greater number of events advanced.
The winning robots from each pair then faced each other in 'The Fight to The Finish". This event took place on a 15' by 15' platform elevated high above the floor. A low guard rail surrounded the platform for the first minute, then fell away. Last robot on the platform moved on to the finals.
The finals worked the same way as the preliminary shows, except there were six robots competing in three pairs. Three robots met in the 'Fight to the Finish'.
Mini Inferno - Jason Dante Bardis, Killer B - Chuck McManis, Run Amok - Mark Joerger, Spring Breaker - Rich Riendeau, Kritical Mass - Jeff Cesnik, Grimlock - Andre C. Anderson, Boelter Beast - Brian Posner, Hot Wheels - Mark Mayer, Ram Force - Andrew Lindsey, HandsOFF! - Chris Hannold , Pandora - John Skidmore, Solar Flare - Mariusz Zaczek, Wendingo - Patrick Campbell, i-Droid - Walter Martinez, Crisis Management - J.D. Streett, Jaw Breaker - Tim Berghoefer, Noll - David Dexter, Juggerbot - Mike Morrow, Hamerschlag - Dan Haeg, Krypler - Bob Knissel, Panzer Mk. I - Todd Mendenhall, Malvolio - Ray Ebert, Evil Beaver - Kyle Rader, Viper - Bob Allen