Armadillo was a featherweight robot from Adam Clark which competed in the Featherweight Championship of Series 2 of Robot Wars. In its only battle, which was shown as a partial recap in the end-of-series episode The Grudge Matches, it lost the championship to Series 1 competitor Demolisher.
As its name suggested, Armadillo was a silver robot based on the mammal of the same name, featuring a plated shell with an angled front and sides and a moving rear 'tail'. The end of the 'tail' was articulated in such a way that it could move up and down in a similar manner to a lifter, although its effectiveness as one was never demonstrated onscreen.
Armadillo competed in the Featherweight Championship. In the final, which was partially shown as part of the Grudge Matches special, it faced Anarchy, Deadline, Series 1 Heat Finalist Demolisher and The Ripper. According to Team Danby of Deadline, a sixth competitor may have also been part of the fight.
Very little was seen of Armadillo in the televised highlights, although its slow speed made it vulnerable to getting rammed by the considerably smaller Demolisher. However, Demolisher drove up Armadillo's side, turning itself over in the process, causing both robots to be stuck together for some time until Sergeant Bash re-righted the former. Armadillo then drove onto the arena spikes, allowing Demolisher to ram underneath it, and was rammed again before the end of the battle. It ultimately lost the Judges' decision - and the inaugural Featherweight Championship - to Demolisher.
|ARMADILLO - RESULTS|
|Final||vs. Anarchy, Deadline, Demolisher, The Ripper||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|Main Series||Armadillo Series Record|
|The First Wars||Entered with Vector of Armageddon|
|The Second Wars||Featherweight Championship|
Entered with Corporal Punishment
|The Third Wars||Entered with Corporal Punishment|
Not selected with Bone
|The Fourth Wars||Missed qualifiers with Twister|
|The Fifth Wars||Entered with Wowot|
|The Sixth Wars||Entered with 259|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
|Robot Wars Extreme||Appearances|
|Series 1||Entered with 259 (Middleweight)|
|Series 2||Did not enter|
NOTE: 259-Horizontal and The Skinner may have attempted to enter Series 7 and 9 respectively, but this is not confirmed
- Armadillo was one of three robots to have a name based on the mammal, along with Series 6 competitor Armadrillo and Series 8 withdrawal Armakillo.
- During the start of Corporal Punishment's Gauntlet run in Series 2, Heat F, Jonathan Pearce stated that Adam Clark had "built an Armadillo for his brother and niece". It is likely that this was the robot in question, although Adam Clark was still the one who operated Armadillo on Robot Wars.
- Armadillo was one of only three featherweight robots to be included in the televised broadcast of Series 2, alongside Demolisher and The Ripper. The remaining competitors went unseen.
- Public message from Craig Danby on the Out of the Arena Discord server