Palindrome 2.1.

Palindrome was a middleweight robot built by Team Radicus which competed in Seasons 3.0 and 4.0 of BattleBots. It was a cube-shaped robot with four wheels on both its top and bottom and armed with two (later four) spinning circular saw blades. Despite its unique appearance, it lost both matches it fought in. Palindrome was supposed to return for Season 5.0 with tracks instead of wheels, but the team had to leave the USA for the duration of the event and thus it did not compete.

Team Radicus also built lightweight Bad Grammar for Season 5.0, but it did not compete for the same reasons Palindrome didn't. The builders of Palindrome were also members of the Twin Paradox team.

The team has built a 30-pound version of Palindrome for the Sportsman class, paying homage to their first of many robots.

Robot history

Season 3.0


Palindrome 1.0.

Palindrome's only match was aganist Cheap Shot. During the bout, Palindrome got stuck in the spike strip and lost by KO.

Season 4.0

Palindrome's only fight was Little Pharma. In the match, Palindrome 2 flipped itself over on their first hit, its saws glancing off Pharma's wedge. Palindrome reversed its saws to get them going in the desired direction relative to its opponent though it was inverted. However, the hit knocked loose a connection to a top EV motor and the other EV's chain had snapped, rendering the bot immobile. Pharma took the opportunity and rammed it into the spikes while the saws were still slow and minimally dangerous. Palindrome was left on the spike strip, and Pharma won by KO.


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 2
Wins Losses
Season 3.0 None Cheap Shot
Season 4.0 None Little Pharma

The 30-pound version of Palindrome which competes in the Sportsman class.