The automatons are a race of mechanized constructs resembling terminators who travel throughout the galaxy in search for the finest gladiators to compete in a galactic tournament they made.

They have allied with 3 champions so far, the first being Mr. Omazing who helped them by starting the Gladiae Ultratus tournament so they could find gladiators such as the hero of's Swords and Sandals 3 game. The second is Bargle who helped them search for gladiators. The last is Father Painbringer who sells ranged weapons.

There are 4 known automatons who test the hero. The automaton champions are:

1. Obliterator 9000 (4th Arena Champion)

2. Bladetron v2.0 (13th Arena Champion)

3. Bluescreen Death (21th Arena Champion)

4. Ultratus Omega (24th and final Arena Champion)

They only appear in both versions of Swords and Sandals 3 and in Swords and Sandals 4. The player is unable to create automaton gladiators in Swords and Sandals 3: Solo Ultratus.

In Swords and Sandals 3: Multiplae Ultratus,the player is able to create automaton gladiators