Automatic Jack was a super heavyweight robot that appeared in the second series of Robot Wars. It competed exclusively in the Super Heavyweight Championship, broadcast at the end of the series, but lost its only battle against Death Jester and Berserk in the first round. Automatic Jack was built by Jonathan Attias, who entered the previous series with Skarab.
Automatic Jack was an invertible, wedged box-shaped robot with four-wheel drive and a front gripping claw which was intended to snag other robots and drag them around the arena. It also featured a pair of rear cutting discs as its secondary weapon. Automatic Jack was originally designed with three weapons - a spike, a drill and a movable chainsaw - and was planned to feature a tubular chassis made out of steel and iron as well as Kevlar-coated aluminium armour. However, these were all changed for as yet unknown reasons, with the finalised design eschewing the spike, drill and chainsaw and featuring a chassis made out of steel and wood.
Automatic Jack competed in the Super Heavyweight Championship, also known as the Super Showdown, and fought Death Jester and Berserk in its qualifier. It progressed slowly around the arena, shoving Death Jester backwards and almost forcing its bodyshell to come off completely. Berserk then reversed into Death Jester and lifted it over with its forklift, before pushing Automatic Jack towards the PPZ while simultaneously attacking Sergeant Bash. Automatic Jack was unable to escape and was eventually caught and immobilised by Dead Metal, losing the qualifier to Berserk.
|AUTOMATIC JACK - RESULTS|
|Super Heavyweight Championship|
|Qualifier||vs. Berserk, Death Jester||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|Series||Automatic Jack Series Record|
|The First Wars||Entered with Skarab|
|The Second Wars|| Super Showdown, Qualifier|
Entered with Rameses II (Team Isis)
|The Third Wars||Did not enter|
|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|
- Design Notes for the original concept design for Automatic Jack (archived)
- Automatic Jack Development Diary (archived)