In Kairobotica the player controls a mobile space platform that docks onto different planets and sends its force of Kairobots to patrol different regions.
During those patrols they will encounter a huge amount of different enemies which they have to combat. Those battles are fought like Japanese RPGs where the player can issue commands and watch the fight unfold automatically.
With each mission the player gains money and items which he can use the improve his base. Factories can be build that create new robots for his army and farms and shops produce wares that can be sold to the inhabitants of the planet.