Well, if you want to get really specific, they're called Jaegers - not robots.
Pacific Rim: Uprising's new trailer shows more Jaegers in action and gives a better understanding of why John Boyega's character speaks with a British accent - he's Idris Elba's son - and why the big, giant lizards - called Kaiju - are back and wrecking up the place. Now that Guillermo del Toro's off being an Oscar-nominated director for The Shape Of Water, Steven DeKnight is now behind the camera and seems to have a pretty good grasp on the whole universe.
Essentially, play it like it's a live-action anime complete with lots of bright colours, unnecessarily complex and large mech-suits and urban cityscapes. Great stuff altogether.
Pacific Rim: Uprising hits Irish cinemas on March 23rd.