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[1], who entered the previous series with Skarab.



The original computer-generated design for Automatic Jack - note the chainsaw

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.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 2Edit

SHW Showdown Melee

Automatic Jack nearly tears off Death Jester's armour

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.


Series 2
Super Heavyweight Championship
Round 1
Qualifier vs. Berserk, Death Jester Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

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

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