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Shaka was a heavyweight robot built by Team Dreamdroid which competed in Season 3.0 of BattleBots. It was a box-shaped robot with two-wheel drive armed with two-pronged lifting arm. It didn't perform well as a rookie, losing its first and only match against Son of Whyachi. Despite this, it managed to be the only robot besides BioHazard (though Shaka was the only robot not to be partly immobile as BioHazard had lost drive on one side) to not be knocked out by Son of Whyachi during its championship season and was a crowd favorite after its battle due to surviving the fight, although some people felt Shaka lost controversially.

Team Dreamdroid also built middleweight entrants Zulu for Season 3.0 (which was just as unlucky) and Myter Byter for Season 5.0. They also entered Red Virus and Mechadroid into Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors and I-Droid into Robotica.

Robot History

Season 3.0

Shaka reinforced

Shaka with its reinforcements for Son of Whyachi.

Shaka's first match in Season 3.0 was up against eventual champion Son of Whyachi. In order to protect itself, Shaka's builder fitted an inflatable C3-PO and two wooden blocks to absorb impacts. Just before the match though, Team Whyachi were having an electrical problem with their robot that took them 25 minutes to fix. When the fight eventually commenced, Son of Whyachi easily tore off Shaka's protection and ripped the lifting arm and front wheels clean off, although Shaka continued moving. Shaka continued to drive and managed to disable Son of Whyachi's hammers, reducing the fight to a pushing and shoving match. The fight finished with Shaka pinning Son of Whyachi against the spike strip just as the buzzer sounded. Both robots had survived to the end, but Shaka lost to a 16 - 29 decision, eliminating it from the competition.


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1
Wins Losses
Season 3.0 None Son of Whyachi

Shaka in the pits.


  • Shaka looked similar to the team's Robotica entry i-Droid and Red Virus, the team’s Extreme Warriors Season 1 entry.
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