Next Episode of Robot Wars is
Season 2 / Episode 1 and airs on 28 December 2016 20:00
40 teams of amateur robot fighting enthusiasts battle it out over a series of rounds in a huge purpose-built arena aiming to become the Robot Wars Champion.
Robot Wars launch show presented by Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon. Eight fighting robot teams battle it out to get past the initial group stage to progress into the mini league of the head to heads. The two teams with the most points after the head to heads battle it out in the heat final. Notable teams include the students from Reading with Clusterbot Nuts, The General, built in a milking shed in Wales, and the family team from Caithness, Scotland. The most famous team in fighting Robot history, Razer, makes a long-awaited appearance.
The second episode in the robot fighting series presented by Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon. In this show, we see the huge axe of Robot Thor driven by Jason, a builder from Northampton, clashing with father-and-son team Will and Ian from Team Shockwave. A consultant cardiologist and his two sons cause a huge upset as their brand new untested robot destroys much of the competition. Judge Sethu Vijayakumar discusses his work with Nasa in creating androids for the mission to Mars. In this episode, the most famous fighting robot in history, Razer, faces up against a host of other fighting robots for the chance to become the Robot Wars champion. Eight teams made up of families and friends from across the country put their homemade robots to the test. The winner at the end of this show will go forward to the grand final. episode 2.
Robot fighting series presented by Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon. This show features an eclectic collection of homemade robots including Glitterbomb, designed by nine-year-old April, which comes complete with a huge pink axe. In a Robot Wars first, a team of students from Falkirk, Scotland, bring a robot made of wood with a petrol engine and what appears to be an outboard motor for a weapon. Family team Big Nipper have an ingenious robot with interchangeable titanium weapons made up of parts they sourced from their local scrapyard. episode 3.
The fourth episode of the robot fighting series presented by Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon.
This show features the former holiday camp bluecoats with their 'launcher' Apollo. Father-and-son team Kan-Opener have a robot with huge piercing claws. A team of engineering students have created a future-tech machine called Sweeney Todd that moves using mecanum motion to allow them to go in any direction around the arena, whilst PP3D has been built using a lot of 3D printed parts.
The fifth episode in the robot fighting series presented by Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon.
This episode features one of the most bizarre but certainly the tallest robot ever seen on Robot Wars - Gabriel, built by Mensa member Craig and his three sons. It has wheels as tall as a washing machine and a huge samurai sword.
Other robots include Thermidor, shaped like a lobster by a team who have never eaten lobster, and Pulsar, built by 19-year-old self-taught engineer Ellis and featuring nine thousand RPM spinning teeth. There are dramatic scenes as one of the robots bursts into flames in the arena.
The final episode in the robot fighting series presented by Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon.
In this show, the heat winners from shows one to five are joined by a wild card from the runners-up. There are many shocks and surprises along the way as every team left standing battles it out to try and win, but who will become the Robot Wars champion?
Dara Ó Briain(Presenter)
Professor Noel Sharkey(Judge)
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar(Judge)
Doctor Lucy Rogers(Judge)
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