Early one morning there is an explosion at Gateway Chemco, a local chemical factory. Workers are trapped in the blazing building, but chemical spills inside make it too dangerous for fire fighters to enter right away. Robots have been called upon to aid in this disaster. As the members of your robotic search-and-rescue team, you must send intelligent robots into the burning building to help extinguish the flames and save the trapped victims.

FireBot Arena


Robots must make their way to the fire zone by traversing a series of hazards, collecting water as they go. Upon arrival, victims can to be found and rescued by delivering them to the safe zone. Robots must complete their tasks within three minutes before the building burns down!

Start corner – starting point; located in the safe zone; near large water station.

Safe zone – place to deliver rescued victims; contains large water station.

Fire zone – where water is to be delivered and victims can be found.

Hazards – different classes of obstacles obstructing the course.

Water Stations – areas where water can be found.

Water – collected along the way and delivered to the fire zone to score points.

Victims – can be rescued by delivering them to a safe zone to score points.





  • 2 4’x8’ plywood boards
  • 1” PVC pipe (approximately 1 5/16” OD)
    • 2 – 112” (1 black, 1 white)
    • 2 – 76” (1 black, 1 white)
    • 2 – 45” (1 black, 1 white)
    • 2 – 22 ½” (1 black, 1 white)
  • 4 90 degree PVC 1” corners (2 black, 2 white)
  • 2 PVC 1” Ts (1 black, 1 white)
  • 20 ping-pong balls (water; 10 black, 10 white)
  • 2 WWE Ruthless Aggression Series 12.5 Eric Bischoff (victims)
  • 1 light bulb (fire)
  • 1 porcelain light fixture
  • Paint (black, white, and orange)
  • Specifics will be available soon!
WWE Ruthless Aggression Series 12.5 Eric Bischoff

FireBot Arena
All measurements are from the edge of the board, NOT the inner PVC.

FireBot Hazards
Close up of the hazard section of the arena.

Legend of Hazards
Hazard Material


12" x 0.75" (3/8" Radius) Half-Dowels


12" x 0.75" (1/2" tall)  Panelling


8" x 5" (3" tall) Boxes