Given certain designs require taller robots that are more prone to falling over and a frame limit. In theory, it should be possible to mount a flywheel and a motor and to have it spin continuously so that the robot would resist any actions against it.
This would allow a taller robot to accelerate even faster than other tall robots. For ramming/speed robots, the gyroscope would aid them in running over bumps fast and remaining stable when coming into contact with other robots.
The speed of the gyroscope could be manually or automatically controlled so the robot does not get stuck in a “Leaning Tower of Pisa”
Battle Bots Application
Not to be off-topic
There are certain designs that are prone to failure once the robot is overturned. Using a flywheel to initiate gyroscopic precession, a rammer bot could survive a wedge bot. Or an axe bot or piston bot would be less prone to their tools and would be capable of delivering a higher force.
Also, you could tie knives to the flywheel
Outside Robotics Competitions
If we used flywheels in taller robots, we could-like the other examples-endure higher accelerations. Taller robots that need to be lowered through small holes would be more feasible in navigating caves.
But remember kids… That’s just a theory… A Robot theory!
Seriously though, I’m typing this up just when I woke up so this idea could be just a fever dream