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"It's got no weapons, no armour, plus - it can't be detected by radar."
— Mike Tibbs on Anarachnid

Anarachnid was a walkerbot that fought in one of two Walker Battles that took place in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It drew that fight with Mammoth, despite being destroyed by the House Robots, achieving a unique feat of having never won or lost a battle.


Anarachnid in the arena

Based around a spider and intended to feature six legs, Anarachnid featured a boxy black and grey body, two large red eyes and six pairs of silver legs driven by rotary mechanisms. As an exhibition robot, it featured no armour or weapons, and proved especially fragile and inoffensive in its only battle.


The name Anarachnid is derived from arachnid, due to the robot's spider-based design. It is unknown if there is any meaning to the extra 'An' at the start of the robot's name.

Robot History[]

Series 3[]

In its Walker Battle, Anarachnid was placed up against Mammoth.

Anarachnid steadily inches towards Mammoth

Anarachnid makes contact with Mammoth and pushes it slightly

Dead Metal and Shunt destroy Anarachnid

Anarachnid after being destroyed by the House Robots

Both robots were very slow to approach each other, with Mammoth seemingly unable to leave its position. Anarachnid eventually reached it on the other side of the arena as its opponent, causing it no harm, but Mammoth had already been immobilised. Anarachnid tried to push Mammoth around, bending one of its own eyes in the process, as Sgt. Bash lit up Mammoth's top fur and Shunt axed its opponent. Dead Metal and Shunt eventually attacked Anarachnid as well, immobilising the machine which was grabbed, sliced and axed by both House Robots and had its leg mechanisms completely destroyed.

Although Anarachnid was active for much more of the battle, the interference of the House Robots on both machines led to the battle being declared a draw.


Series 3
Side Events
Walker Battles
Walker Battle vs. Mammoth Drew


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 1

Series Record[]

The team with Anarachnid

Series Anarachnid Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Walker Battle
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter


  • Anarachnid is debatably the slowest robot in the entire history of Robot Wars. Although its top speed was never revealed, it took over 40 seconds for Anarachnid to move halfway across the arena and make contact with Mammoth.
  • Anarachnid was mistakenly called Arachnid in the original Robot Wars Magazine.