TadPole as it appeared for BattleAnts in Season 5.0.

TadPole was a Antweight robot built by Team Toad that competed at the jointly ran BattleBots/SERC BattleAnts event that ran during Season 5.0. It was an Orange, invertible, two wheeled robot armed with a lifting arm. TadPole did not do well at the event, losing its only fight to Tsunami.

After BattleBots TadPole would go on to have a highly successful career until retiring in 2003. In 2006 TadPole would suddenly emerge from retirement to compete in RoboGames 2006, only to retire again immediately afterwards.

Robot History

Season 5.0/BattleAnts

The damage to TadPoles armor

Damage to TadPole's armor.

TadPole's first match was against Tsunami. As soon as this match started TadPole got under Tsunami, and used its lifter to drag Tsunami to the Killsaws. However Tsunami quickly turned the tables, and it was TadPole that was sent flying.

This cut a huge gash in TadPoles armor, and it was eventually immobilized, and counted out. This meant that TadPole lost by a knockout and was eliminated from the tournament.


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1
Competition Wins Losses
Season 5.0/BattleAnts None Tsunami


Due to losing its only battle, and Team Toad keeping records of their main robots TadPole is the only BattleAnts competitor whose Win/Loss record is accurately known as the rest of the records have been lost to time.