Foot Soldiers (occasionally referred to as Footbots) are the robotic minions of the Shredder in the 1980's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. When the Shredder fell in league with the alien tyrant Krang, he began using these humanoid robots to save him the trouble of training real ninjas. They usually appear to be skinny and hunchbacked and they all wear the purple and black trappings of the Foot clan. They are capable of using a variety of weapons and are programmed to use various ninjutsu techniques. However, they are far from effective in combat and are rather weak, and they always explode when they are badly damaged.
As well as the 80's series, the Footbots also appear in the 4Kids animated film, Turtles Forever.