Fighting robots are not a new concept. Ever since the toy Rock �Em Sock �Em Robots made its debut in 1964, children and adults have had fun controlling robots as they fight each other. However, advancements in robotic technology have turned this whimsical pastime into a major sporting event. As the popularity of the TV show Battlebots makes clear, people love to watch robots fight! Full-color photographs, fact boxes, and exciting sidebars help immerse readers in the world of fighting robots, while a list of discussion questions challenges them to think more deeply about this high-interest STEM topic.